Lagos investigates gas plant explosion, may review 2020 budget
23 March 2020 | 6:22 am
As residents and Nigeria’s state-owned oil company NNPC contest the cause of Sunday’s explosion, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu says the state has set up a fact-finding committee on the incident. CNBC Africa caught up with him at the site of the incident where he shared plans to open an emergency two billion Naira fund, and disclosed that the state may have to adjust its 2020 budget.
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Five persons have lost their lives while a number of persons yet to be ascertained injured in a gas explosion at Odekunle Street, Papa Ajao, Mushin, Lagos, on Tuesday morning. The fire incident was said to have been caused by a woman frying bean cake (Akara) close to a gas cylinder. Officials of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service are currently at the scene of the explosion.
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