President Muhammadu Buhari in his reaction to the Otedola tanker explosion in Lagos yesterday has expressed shock and sorrow.
In a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja, on Thursday, the president said,
““I’m very sad to learn of the tragic loss of lives, tens of vehicles, property and other valuables in the petrol tanker fire,’’ said President Buhari in reaction to the early reports reaching him concerning the incident.
Mr Buhari expressed his deepest condolences to the government and people of Lagos over the tragic incident.
He said: “”Sadly, this seems to be one of the greatest tragedies we have seen in recent times.’’
The president urged the emergency services and law enforcement officials to do their best to limit the losses and damage from the incident.
According to him, the priority now is to ensure the survival of those people who could still be in danger.