Ogun State Government has lauded the efforts of the Lagos State Fire Service in putting out a fire outbreak in one of its properties located along Mobolaji Bank-Anthony Way.
This is coming just as the state government also commended the efforts of operatives of the Nigeria Police Force whom it praised for keeping would be looters away from the burnt property.
A statement from the Special Adviser to the Governor Dapo Abiodun and Managing Director of Ogun State Property and Investment Corporation, Architect Abiodun Fari-Arole traced the incidence to a fire from a tanker explosion.
From the available preliminary report, we understand that the fire was caused by a gas tanker that exploded right in front of the Plaza and as a result several persons lost their lives while some persons were seriously injured and are receiving treatment.
“This is very unfortunate. Our sincere condolences to the families of the victims of the fire incident.
“We must commend the efforts of the fire service men who promptly responded when they were called upon. We also appreciate the efforts of security officials who did not allow hoodlums to take advantage of the incident.” Fari-Arole wrote.