Fashola Vows To Deal With Owner Of Stored Fire Crackers Reviewed by Momizat on . The governor of Lagos state, Mr Babatunde Fashola has vowed to punish the owner of the store where fire crackers that exploded on Wednesday were stored. Firewor The governor of Lagos state, Mr Babatunde Fashola has vowed to punish the owner of the store where fire crackers that exploded on Wednesday were stored. Firewor Rating:
You Are Here: Home » Current » Fashola Vows To Deal With Owner Of Stored Fire Crackers

Fashola Vows To Deal With Owner Of Stored Fire Crackers

The governor of Lagos state, Mr Babatunde Fashola has vowed to punish the owner of the store where fire crackers that exploded on Wednesday were stored.

Fireworks stored in the warehouse triggered the explosion in a commercial area of Jankara market and an 11 year old boy was confirmed dead at the site of fire cracker explosion which occurred at 9AM  at Oroyiyin\Jankara axis on Lagos Island.

The explosion and inferno set ablaze 15 other adjoining buildings and injured about 40 people. The explosion gutted buildings, cars and property at the Oroyiyin – Jankara axis on Lagos Island.

The Governor who visited the explosion site described the incident as “unfortunate” while he heaped blames on owners of the store for being reckless business owners.

“In order to make quick business, we have lost a life, we lost property and all of us are in danger” the governor said.

Mr Fashola noted that there must be a lot of soul searching and reflection and choices to be made for people to go on and he called on people to make the choice on safety in all they do while government invests in infrastructure.

Lagos state is one of the states that has banned the use of fire crackers , popularly called bangers during festivities and the governor lamented that “we make rules, we break them.”

“All of these items are under one form of prohibition or the other and we have men and women at our various entry and exit points”.

 “How did they get in?, how did they enter?, who shipped them?, who imported them and who cleared them?. Who approved them to come in. Those are very serious issues. We must also ask ourselves, must we do every business?”, he asked rhetorically.

Governor Fashola opined that all citizens must now lead by showing some commitment to their own safety, by giving a commitment that: “I will keep petrol away from my house, I will keep explosives away from my house. I will not make any illegal electrical connection. I will switch off all my electrical appliances before I leave home”.
He warned that if care is not taken, it may get to a situation where if the present trend continues, the strength of the state fire service would be overwhelmed.

He also appealed to residents in Lagos on safety practices especially during the dry season.

About The Author

Number of Entries : 18452
  • http://www.facebook.com/adamu.rillwanu Adamu Rillwanu

    that is why like muslim celebration during their sallah, i blem govt. by allowing christain using banger during xmas period

    • Teddy83

      Fool, you don carry religion matter join the topic, instead of sympathsing. thats why Nig can never be one due to such babarians like you.. honestly you are pure Adamu as you are called

  • Mikensy Consulting

    Governor Fashola, raised some pertinent questions that he as a governor should challenge his special duty commissioner to investigate those questions and report back to him. This type of business man doesnt deserve to leave in a society where there is law and order. to be honest, this type of people are the people importing all the explosives that Boko Haram killers are using to cause wantom distructions everywhere in the country. He should be fished out and declared public enemy number 1 and banks and other financial institutions be informed not to transact business with him. look at the severity of the damage he has caused just because want to make profit from xmas sales.   

Contact us  |  +23412131214

© 2013 Channels Incorporated Limited - Powered by IDS Africa Limited

Scroll to top