Nnewi Explosion: Saraki Speaks Up

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President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki on Saturday, December 25 2015 urged the relevant departments in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources to strengthen their safety awareness campaign, monitoring exercise and enforcement of regulations across the country to safeguard lives and property.He also called on the police and the Anambra State Government to thoroughly investigate both the remote and immediate causes of the incident so as to prevent future occurrence.

Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja commiserated with the families that lost loved ones in the inferno and wished those that were hospitalized quick recovery.

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However, he expressed grief over the deaths and injuries recorded as a result of gas explosion at Nnewi, Anambra State on Christmas eve.

Saraki said: “I am especially saddened that so many innocent Nigerians died and others were injured in circumstances beyond their control on a day they were putting finishing touches to preparations to celebrate the Yuletide.

“It is most unacceptable that whole families and destines were wasted in this horrible manner due to avoidable circumstances. Clearly, this unfortunate incident could have been avoided if necessary preventive measures were put in place and safety rules applicable to such highly combustible operations were faithfully observed.”

Naij.com recalls that an industrial gas plant exploded on Thursday, December 24, in the industrial town of Nnewi, Anambra state.

According to reports, over 100 people were burnt to death, but the police in the state explained that only eight corpses have been counted. The explosion occurred at Chikason Group gas plant in Nnewi just few hours to Christmas.

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