Another week, another fire – Ambode asks to see tanker drivers

There has been another explosion as a result of a diesel tanker falling over.

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode this afternoon visited the scene of the incident which left 36 houses destroyed.

This isn’t the first time in a week this is happening.

A similar tanker fire accident occurred on Tuesday at Iyana-Ipaja area of the state which left several shops and vehicles destroyed.



Gov. Akinwunmi has summoned Petroleum Products Tanker Drivers’ Union and stakeholders to an emergency meeting following his visit.

The meeting, Ambode said, would address the incessant petrol tanker-induced fires in the state, “I have directed that we will meet with the union of the tanker drivers and other agencies on Monday morning, and we must make pronouncements relating to the usage of our roads.

“This is another unfortunate accident within one week; unfortunate because we are beginning to lose a lot of our assets and property,” Ambode said.

“We do not want this to repeat itself again. I have been briefed that there were two tanker drivers actually competing on the road as at midnight including a commercial bus.

“In the process, one of the tanker drivers conveying 33,000 litres of fuel lost control at the bend and spilled its content to as far as five streets.”

“We will do immediate relief and take enumeration to see how we can address this issue.

“We will do everything in our might to make sure that they go back to their normal lives,” he said.


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