Saturday, 30 June 2018 06:56

Tanker Explosion: Osinbajo , Aregbesola Visit Lagos

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday evening, visited the Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja to convey the condolences of the Federal Government to the state government on the tragic tanker explosion on Thursday at the Otedola Bridge, which claimed lives and properties. Osinbajo, who spoke shortly after a closed-door meeting with the state governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, said the Federal Government was deeply saddened by the incident, saying that President Muhammadu Buhari had delegated him to visit the state to commiserate with the people of Lagos on the unfortunate incident. “I am here to commiserate with the government and people of Lagos State on the tragedy that occurred on Thursday. It’s a very terrible thing and all of us were deeply saddened by it. Before Mr. President left this morning, he asked me to express his sincere condolences to his Excellency and also to the people of the state. It’s a very deeply saddening event and we pray this sort of thing will never repeat itself.

“We also hope that all of those who have suffered injury will recover soon and we pray for comfort for those who lost their loved ones and properties in this very tragic event. That’s why am here. Responding, Governor Ambode thanked the vice president for finding time to visit to condole with the people of the state in this moment of grief, saying that it was a testament to the fact that the Federal Government was deeply concerned about the safety of lives and property of residents in the state. “We just want to say a big thank you to President Muhammadu Buhari and also a big thank you to Mr Vice President for making out time to quickly commiserate with us in Lagos and also with the press statement of Mr President who is not able to be here personally but has sent the vice president, because they feel so strongly that this kind of incident is not what should be occurring in this time in Lagos and they feel so concerned that beyond the incident, if there are other remedies that we need to do, we have already discussed on those issues that we need to quickly put in place to make sure that we do not have such reoccurrence,” he said.

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