Mr Rasaq Fadipe, the Lagos State Director of Fire Services has confirmed that no life was lost in the Saturday fire incident at the NAFDAC office in Oshodi, Lagos.
Fadipe disclosed to newsmen in Lagos that nobody was injured in the incident which happened at about 3.30p.m.
He said that five water trucks were deployed to the scene immediately his men were alerted to put out the fire.
According to him, it is not NAFDAC warehouse that was burnt.
“The fire occurred in a container loaded with some tyres, drugs and other items.
“I don’t know if they were seized items, but my men were able to prevent the fire from spreading to the warehouse and other buildings,” Fadipe said.
In his account, Mr Adesina Tiamiyu, the General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), said that full investigation into the cause of the fire would be carried out by the appropriate authorities.
Tiamiyu said that on the spot investigation showed that the incident started at about 3.15 p.m.
According to him, the inferno started from the power house.
He said that other buildings including administrative building which house the central laboratory complex of the agency were salvaged by the combined team of LASEMA and Lagos State Fire Services.
He said that officials of NAFDAC also rendered necessary support for the intervention.
“The fire has been put under control as damping exercise was presently on going,’’ LASEMA general manager said.
( PM News )
Tinubu Hails Protesters, Carpets Hoodlums, Pleads For Cessation
The APC National leader also commended Nigerian youths for the level of organisation that went into the protests, saying it showed a new level of consciousness that could strengthen Nigeria’s democracy.
He, however, warned the protesters against creating a platform that would lead to the destruction of Nigeria’s democratic process.
Tinubu pointed out that protesters must not abuse their right of demonstration by impeding the country’s democratic rights.
He, however, stated that the protesters must admit that President Muhammadu Buhari had “acted with commendable dispatch by not only scrapping SARS but also accepting the five-point demand that triggered the protests.”
He said it would only be fair for the youths to call off the protests and give the regime a chance to implement the reforms they had demanded.
Tinubu urged the youths to be careful not to fritter away the considerable gains they had made within a very short period with “lack of moderation and strategic thinking.”
He also condemned hoodlums who had begun to take advantage of the protests to perpetrate violence and disrupt civil life.
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“Hoodlums actually have taken over the exercise,” Mr. Shaibu said.
The deputy governor’s statement comes following the jail break by hoodlums in Benin City, the state capital.
Mr. Shaibu made this known while speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today.
He revealed that many persons injured in the attack, he, however, could not confirm how many persons were killed.
He also stated that many inmates escaped from the prison, however, was not specific on how many.
He pleaded with the protesters to give the government a chance to implement the demands already made.
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He noted that after the #EndSARS protest Nigerians will experience a better country where fundamental human rights will be respected.
Mohammed stated this while speaking at a Special NAN Forum on Monday in Abuja.
He pointed out that the Federal Government would be able to act if the protesters end the protest and allow the Government to attend to their demands
The Minister expressed that the protest has been hijacked by hoodlums and people with a selfish motive to destabilise the country.
He said the government had started the process of unprecedented reform of the police and the entire internal security structure following the #EndSARS protest.
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