Written by on July 12, 2019


Senate Committee on Pipeline Explosion

The Senate has expressed worry over pipeline vandalism leading to  loss of lives and property in the country.

The Senate has expressed worry over pipeline vandalism leading to  loss of lives and property in the country.The Chairman, Senate ad-hoc Committee investigating Pipelines Vandalism in the country, Senator Ibrahim Gobir stated this when he led committee members to pay an investigative visit to the scene of the Ijegun pipelines explosion where more than ten people died and others sustained various degrees of injuries as a result of the activities of illegal oil bunkerers and oil thieves.

While commiserating with the families of those who died and  wished those injured in the pipeline explosion quick recovery, Senator Gobir vowed that the Commission would do a thorough investigation on the remote  cause of the incident and recommend a lasting solutions to pipeline vandalisms in the country.

He used the opportunity to urge people living where Government property like pipelines are  to be vigilant and report any suspicious movement  to relevant authorities to nip  activities such as oil theft and pipeline vandalism Inthe bud.

Senator Gobir called on  Local Government chairmen where pipelines are located to engage Community vigilante to monitor the areas.

The Senator representing Lagos West Senatorial District, Senator Solomon Adeola who took the Senate committee round the scenes of the explosion said many people died in the incident and property worth millions of Naira were damaged.

He advocated  that financial assistance should be rendered  to those affected to mitigate the effect of their losses

The Senate  Committee also visited the Onijegun Of Ijegun, Oba Nureni Olomitutu at his Palace to sympathize with him.  

Welcoming the Senators, Oba Nureni Olomitutu, called for surveillance and security monitoring around the pipelines  to check avoidable loss of lives.

Correspondent Taoheed Abdullahi reports that members of the committee on the visit include, Senator George Sekiko,
Senator Solomon Adeola, Senator Hassan Lawal, Senator Mohammed Musa and Senator Dogi-Eremioye
Senator Wanghagha.


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