A few hours after the fire explosion at the Abule Ado area of Lagos State, the State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has advised residents in the affected area to make safety their priority, urging them to maintain a safe distance from the scene of the explosion and fire, as the site is still live.
The Governor, also instructed the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency, LASEPA, to immediately release personal safety equipment, such as face and nose protection masks, to be distributed to first responders, residents of the affected area, and all safety workers at the ground zero. The safety equipment have been delivered.
An explosion rocked the Western part of the State, in the early hours of Sunday, leading to a fire incident with attendant effects on the atmosphere.
Safety Agencies in the State were immediately mobilised to the scene of the incident, to contain the fire and keep the residents safe.
The perimeter of the fire incident is under control, however.
A statement by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, said that the Governor sent the protective equipment to the affected site, to prevent any form of medical hazard, such as respiratory infections, by the residents who may unknowingly inhale toxic substances from the explosion.
The Governor noted that in a situation like this, there would be a lot of unhealthy substances, gas particulate matters that can affect people’s lungs.
Governor Sanwo-Olu nonetheless, reiterated the need for the residents to maintain a safe distance as practicable, to avoid breathing in polluted air.