The State Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party In Lagos State, Engr Adedeji Doherty has commiserated with the good people of Abule Egba community especially the families of those affected directly and indirectly by the pipeline explosion on Sunday.
Doherty said that he received the news with great shock and sadness. “We were deeply saddened when we heard about this explosion especially after experiencing other various explosions along pipelines over the years in Lagos State.”
“I think it is high time the Lagos State Government reaches a permanent agreement with the Federal Government and NNPC on this issue, as we can’t continue losing our sons and daughters to fire disasters that can be averted.”
Doherty believes that the only way to stop these disasters was for the NNPC to acquire and compensate or relocate the owners of properties built along the pipelines in Lagos State.
“We can only plead with the Sanwo-Olu led administration to please accelerate the crystallization of this compensation program with the Buhari led Government and the NNPC, especially as the are both from the same Political Party .
Doherty prayed for the souls of the departed and wished the injured a speedy and full recovery.