By Omolara Adasofunjo

Ogun State House of Assembly has called on the State and Federal Government to ensure compensation to residents affected by the Compressed Natural Gas explosion. 

House of Assembly Committee on Environment led by the chairman of the Committee, Mr Lawal Samsideen made the call during an on-the-spot assessment visit to the site of the explosion.

The lawmakers sympathized with the victims of the incident and asked the Ministry of Urban and Physical Planning to embark on sensitization for residents who were expected to maintain standard setbacks to avoid a recurrence. 

Mr Lawal, who commended the prompt actions of first responders, emphasized the need for the Government to formulate a policy framework to regulate the movements of vehicles conveying the Compressed Natural Gas product across the State.

Also, Mr Adegoke Adeyanju and  Babatunde Tella assured the people that the House of Assembly was ready to partner with the State Government on enforcement of safety standards and measures.

He emphasized the need for heavy-duty trucks, especially those conveying gas and other flammable products to ensure strict compliance with environmental and road safety regulations to avert road crashes that could result in avoidable loss of lives and property.

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