The Lagos State House of Assembly has ordered an investigation into the gas explosion that occurred in Baruwa in the Alimosho area on Thursday in order to address the recurring incidents in the state.
The House ordered its Special Duties Committee to investigate the incident that occurred when an LPG tanker exploded while unloading at the Best Roof Plant, killing five people and injuring many others.
This followed a motion submitted by Mr. Bisi Yusuf (Alimosho 1) during an emergency plenary session on Friday in which he condemned a situation where gas plants were located within residential areas.
Yusuf, therefore, urged the state’s Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development to desist from approving the location of gas plants within residential areas.
In his contribution, Mr. Ganiu Sanni-Okanlawon (Kosofe I), said that the recurring incidents of gas explosion in the state were concerning and advised the relevant authorities and agencies to ensure the proper application of the location-related regulations. of gas plants.
For his part, Mr. Gbolahan Yishawu (Eti-Osa II), urged the state government to close all gas plants within the state without approval and to ensure that the approved ones comply with the relevant rules and regulations.
The legislator added that operators who were approved must also be monitored from time to time to make sure they are complying with the necessary rules and regulations.
The Speaker of the House, Mr. Moshood Obassa, while sympathetic to the people of Alimosho, especially those who lost their loved ones, said that the house could no longer sit idle by the recurring loss of life.
“So, it is our duty to protect the lives of our people and how do we do it? We need to get accurate information on how these gas plants are being approved and how they are being monitored.
“We need to allow our Special Duties Committee to investigate this and involve necessary and concerned authorities and operators.
“This will allow us to obtain real images and what exactly are responsible for these explosions,” he said.
The House therefore directed its Special Duties Committee to report back to you within a week.