*The Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, Senator Uche Ekwunife has commiserated with the victims of the explosion that happened in Abule Ado, Lagos State.

Speaking in support of the motion raised during Tuesday's Senate plenary by the Senator representing Lagos West Senatorial District, Senator Solomon Adeola, Senator Ekwunife expressed sadness over the deaths and massive loss of properties that occurred during the explosion which happened on Sunday morning.

"Even though this unfortunate incident happened in Lagos State, the Deaconess and her husband who died alongside their son and househelp were from Enugwu-Ukwu, a community in my constituency", she said.

Ekwunife also extended her sympathies to the management of Bethlehem Girls College, over the loss of their Principal, Reverend Sister Henrietta Alokha who died while trying to rescue some of the students of the college from the impact of the explosion.

She called for preventive measures against such explosion which has become recurring in certain parts of the country.

In her words, "It is important we take urgent steps to replace some of our dilapidated pipelines. Efforts must also be made to address the issues of connivance of residents with pipeline vandals".

Concluding, Senator Ekwunife condoled with Senator Adeola, the government and people of Lagos State. She urged the Senate to ensure that necessary steps are taken to permanently address the controversies and challenges around the nation's pipeline network.

Kingsley Ubani
SA Media to Senator Uche Ekwunife



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