Otedola Explosion: Senators Call On FRSC To Investigate

 Otedola Explosion: Senators Call On FRSC To Investigate

Ambode at Otedola bridge

Otedola explosionThe Senate has called on the Nigeria Police and Federal Road Safety Corps to investigate circumstances surrounding the Otedola explosion of a tanker carrying 33,000 litres of premium motor spirit (petrol) in Lagos last week Thursday.

It has also resolved to meet with the FRSC and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation with a view to amend extant laws needed to check accidents involving articulated vehicles.
The motion raised by Senator Gbenga Ashafa (Lagos-East), alongside Senators Oluremi Tinubu (Lagos-Central) and Solomon Adeola (Lagos-West) further appealed to Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing and State Government to accelerate the development of trailer parks and installation of weigh bridges to manage trailer movement.
And on National Security, the Senate wants Security chiefs held accountable for shortcomings in the sector in a bid to ensuring right steps are taken to address the decline in peace and safety in the country.
This forms part of 18 recommendations contained in the Report of the Ad-hoc Committee on the Review of Current Security Infrastructure in the Country which also urges the Presidency to revisit the management of the current security structure in order to check inter-agency rivalry among others.
The report also recommends that other means of conflict resolution other than use of force as the singular response to threats to national security be employed.

Tolani Giwa

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