Ekiti State govt orders removal, seizure of abandoned gas tanker at accident scene

To avoid any fatal explosion, the Ekiti State Government has ordered the immediate removal and confiscation of a Gas Tanker abandoned at an accident scene at Igede Ekiti, Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government area of the State.

The government also directed security agencies to ascertain the owner of the articulated vehicle conveying the gas-laden tank that has been abandoned since Friday along the Igede-Iyin Road, posing danger to the public.

Handing down the order during a visit to the accident site on Monday, the Deputy Governor, Monisade Afuye, said Governor Biodun Oyebanji was deeply worried by the abandonment of the tank in the residential area for days without action taken to evacuate it.

Afuye, in a statement by her Special Assistant on Media, Victor Ogunje, said the Governor’s expectation was that the owners ought to have evacuated the inflammable substance from the scene a few hours after the accident

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