Lagos State House of Assembly on Friday ordered its Committee on Special Duties to carry out a thorough investigation of Thursday’s gas explosion in Baruwa, Alimosho local government area of the state with a view to addressing the recurring incidence of gas explosion in the state.
At least eight persons were killed and several others injured when a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) tanker exploded while discharging its content at the Best Roof Plant in the area.
The resolution followed the adoption of a motion moved by Mr. Bisi Yusuf (Alimosho 1) during an emergency plenary on Friday.
He condemned a situation whereby gas plants are sited within residential areas.
Yusuf, therefore, urged the state’s Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development to desist from approving the siting of gas plants within residential areas.
In his contribution, Mr. Ganiu Sanni-Okanlawon (Kosofe I), said the recurring incidents of gas explosion in the state was worrisome and advised the relevant authorities and agencies to ensure proper enforcement of regulations relating to the siting of gas plants.
On his part, Mr. Gbolahan Yishawu (Eti-Osa II), urged the state government to shut down every gas plant without approval in the state and ensure that those with approval complied with the relevant rules and regulations.
The Speaker of the House, Moshood Obasa, commiserated with the people of Alimosho, especially those who lost their loved ones.
He said the House would no longer fold its arms over the recurring loss of lives from such incidents in the state.