Senate Chief Whip, Orji Kalu has commiserated with the government and people of Kano State over Tuesday’s gas cylinder explosion on Aba road, Sabon Gari, Kano State.
Kalu, in a statement issued Wednesday in Abuja, described the incident as unfortunate and painful.
He urged residents of the state to remain calm and peaceful.
While applauding the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), security agencies, non-profit organizations and other stakeholders for their rescue efforts, Kalu advised the state government and appropriate authorities to commence full scale investigations into the incident.
He, however, expressed sadness over the unfortunate incident.
According to Kalu, the gas cylinder explosion along Aba road at Sabon Gari area of Kano state is painful and unfortunate.
“I use this medium to sympathize with the government and people of Kano State, especially families of the departed souls and other victims.
“The appropriate authorities must swing into action to investigate the causes of the ugly incident.
“The rescue efforts of NEMA, non-profit organizations and other stakeholders are impressive and commendable.
“I strongly believe upon conclusion of investigations, appropriate recommendations will be adopted to forestall recurrence’’.
Kalu prayed for quick recovery for hospitalized victims and successful rescue operations.
Recalls that the explosion occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, leading to loss of lives and property.