By Taiwo Okanlawon and Michael Adeshina
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, in Monday visited the scene of the pipeline explosion in Abule Ado, Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State.
Addressing the residents and victims of the explosion, the speaker commiserated with them, adding that this is not the time for finger pointing but to make assessments.
In his words, “There are lessons to be learnt and we must tell each other the truth and from all that I have heard, I have spoken to GMD of NNPC, LASEMA and several eyewitness accounts.
“There is a lot of negligence both from the government, the security and everybody but this is not time for finger pointing but the time to assess, look at the mistakes we have made, look at what we have done wrong and look at the damages.
“The governor is distraught, the people are distraught. I heard the governor has set up a committee to look into the causes, the effect and the way to address it,” he added.
Gbajabiamila also assured the victims that both the State and Federal Government already making efforts to ascertain the cause of the incident and address the effects.
“I want to assure you that the Lagos State Government is not going to abandon you and the Federal Government,” he said.