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PDP Advises Government On Fire Control Measures Following Balogun Market Incident

  • The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the government to put in place mechanisms to forestall future fire incident
  • Nigeria’s major opposition party made this call following the Lagos Island fire incident of Tuesday, November 5 that ravaged Balogun market.

In a Press Release made available to the public today, the PDP stated that conspicuous system deficiencies led to the failure to timely respond to the fire incident.

The full Statement reads below:

November 7, 2019

Press Statement

PDP Laments Balogun Market Fireā€¦Tasks Govt on Fire Emergency

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) expresses concerns over the devastating fire incident that ravaged parts of the Balogun Market in Lagos State.

The party also expresses sadness over the losses encountered by Nigerians, particularly in the face of the prevailing economic challenges.

READ THIS TOO: Eyewitnesses Account Of Lagos Island Fire Incident (Photos, Video)

The PDP is however more disturbed by the manifest system deficiencies that led to the failure to promptly bring the fire under control and abate the losses.

The party tasks the authorities to live up to their billing by putting in place measures that will ensure more proactive fire emergency interventions in the country.

The PDP however called for an immediate investigation into the cause of the disaster as well as the apparent system failures that frustrated prompt intervention in such an emergency

The party deeply commiserates with victims of the inferno and urged the government as well as public-spirited groups and individuals to come to their aid.


Kola Ologbondiyan
National Publicity Secretary

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