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Lagos explosion: Sanwo-Olu sets up investigative panel,  N2bn relief fund

Sanwo-Olu celebrates women in Lagos at International Women’s Day
Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has constituted an investigative committee to unravel the remote and immediate cause(s) of Sunday morning explosion which killed 17 people and left 25 others injured.
Sanwo-Olu,  who visited the scene on Monday morning, also announced a N2 billion relief fund to cushion the effect on the victims and address the disasters triggered by the explosion.
Hundreds of residents in the Abule Ado area of the state where the incident occurred have also been rendered homeless as properties worth several millions of naira, including houses, schools and churches were destroyed.
The management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has linked the explosion and its attendant disasters to gas pipeline, but there is no precise conclusion yet on trigger it.
The investigative panel, according to Sanwo-Olu has not more than two weeks to do an extensive investigation and come up its findings.
The will, also,  based on its findings, recommend to the governmet what  needs to be done to avert future occurrence of similar disaster.
The committee headed by deputy governor, Obafemi Hamzat, has ommissioner for special duty as co-chairman.
Other members are the commissioners for education, finance, environment and water resources, permanent secretary; ministry of health, permanent secretary; works and infrastructure, Nigeria Police, senior special assistant on security and , chairman of Amuwo Odofin local government.
Ours are representative of the CDC and CDA, representative of St. Bethlehem Girls College, which reduced to rubble,
commissioner for the ministry of physical planning, representative of the NNPC, national emergency management authority (NEMA) and two representative of the host community.