The Governorship Candidate of the PDP in Lagos, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has expressed sadness over the early morning inferno that gutted over 100 houses and vehicles in the Abule-Egba area of the state after a
He said it was regretful that the area had become prone to fire disasters resulting from the activities of pipeline vandals who had turned stealing of petroleum products into a thriving business.
In a statement yesterday by his campaign’s Director of Media and Publicity, Felix Oboagwina, the PDP standard-bearer lamented the loss of property but expressed gratitude to God that “fortunately no life was
lost in this heartbreaking fire incident.”
He urged Lagos State to make emergency plans to ensure the accommodation and rehabilitation of those who lost personal property and dwellings to the fire incident, which residents blamed on the activities of vandals illegally siphoning petroleum products from the pipeline running through the community.
According to him, security agents needed to be on top of their game to apprehend pipeline vandals and curb the activities of petroleum thieves.
He also urged the people to be their own first line of security by promptly reporting any sighting of illegal activities along the
Recalling that such incidents had occurred in the community in 2006 after earlier incidents, Agbaje said the Lagos State Government and the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) must evolve a permanent solution to the incidence of pipeline vandalism and explosion.