Kaduna Deputy Governor Visits Scene Of Gas Explosion, Victims In Hospitals
Kaduna State Deputy Governor, Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, on Sunday visited scene of the Saturday gas explosion in Sabon Tasha area of the state which killed six persons including Prof. Simon P. Mallam, Chairman of Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission.
The Deputy governor in company of Commissioner Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, and other government officials also visited victims at General hospital, Sabon Tasha, St.Gerald hospital and Barau Dikko Teaching hospital within Kaduna metropolis, though some have been treated and discharged.
Balarabe, paid a condolence visit to the family of late Prof. Simon P. Mallam,at his Gonin Gora residence.
Balarabe prayed for the repose of the soul of the late Professor and all persons who lost their lives in the incidence and urged the family to accept the death of their father as the will of God.
Deputy Governor,Dr Hadiza’s condolence visit to Late Prof.Mallam’s family today
Speaking with journalists after her visit, the Deputy governor expressed sadness over the incidence, and prayed for the quick recovery of those injured.
The Deputy Governor stressed the need for business men to always adhere to government regulations in siting business, saying there are designated business areas set aside by Government:” We are sad over this unfortunate incident. We pray for the repose of those who lost their lives. We advise residents to adhere strictly to government’s policy when opening business”
Balarabe,added that Kaduna State will be tough in enforcing safety regulations to protect the lives of its citizens, calling on residents of the state to report to authorities any person who situate life threatening businesses such as gas plants in residential areas to avoid future occurrence.
The Deputy governor however commended the security and safety agencies for the team work which saved human lives and other neighbouring buildings.