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Reps make case for victims of tanker explosion in Kogi

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 The House of Representatives has urged the National Emergence Management Agency NEMA to provide support for victims of fuel tanker explosion in Ankpa Kogi The resolution was sequel to a unanimous adoption of a motion by Rep Ibrahim Halims APC Kogi at plenary on Thursday Moving the motion Halims said that on Sept 28 at about 9 a m a tanker laden with Petroleum Motor Spirit PMS lost control in Ankpa town of Kogi The lawmaker said that the situation resulted in a fatal accident in which no fewer than 40 persons have so far been confirmed dead He said that many vehicles and other property of his constituent were damaged by the fire This has thrown my constituency and my town into great mourning since yesterday and I want this assembly to sympathise with my people he said Halims also prayed the house to call on the Federal Government through the relevant agencies to assist families of those who lost their lives and those who lost their property in the carnage The house observed a minute silence in honour of the dead and the Speaker Rep Femi Gbajabiamila mandated relevant committees to ensure compliance NewsSourceCredit NAN
Reps make case for victims of tanker explosion in Kogi

House of Representatives

The House of Representatives has urged the National Emergence Management Agency (NEMA) to provide support for victims of fuel tanker explosion in Ankpa, Kogi.

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Ibrahim Halims

The resolution was sequel to a unanimous adoption of a motion by Rep. Ibrahim Halims (APC-Kogi) at plenary on Thursday.

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Petroleum Motor Spirit

Moving the motion, Halims said that on Sept. 28, at about 9 a.

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m., a tanker laden with Petroleum Motor Spirit (PMS) lost control in Ankpa town of Kogi.
The lawmaker said that the situation resulted in a fatal accident in which no fewer than 40 persons have so far been confirmed dead.

He said that many vehicles and other property of his constituent were damaged by the fire.

“This has thrown my constituency and my town into great mourning since yesterday and I want this assembly to sympathise with my people,” he said.

Federal Government

Halims also prayed the house to call on the Federal Government through the relevant agencies to assist families of those who lost their lives and those who lost their property in the carnage.

Femi Gbajabiamila

The house observed a minute silence in honour of the dead and the Speaker, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila mandated relevant committees to ensure compliance.

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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