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The President has Reacted to the petroleum tanker explosion that happened earlier on Wednesday in Lokoja, Kogi State that claimed the lives of travelers, school children, bystanders, including some students of Kogi State Polytechnic,

His words were, “I am seriously worried about the frequency of these unfortunate and large scale tragedies in the country which cause needless deaths.”

According to him, “these frequent incidents that result in loss of lives and property are a national scandal caused by our indifference to safety standards.”

Buhari emphasized that “many accidents inluding the Lokoja Petroleum Tanker Explosion are preventable if proper proactive and precautionary measures are put in place or properly observed as routine policies.”

The President regretted that “ours is a country where we move on whenever tragedies occur instead of taking preventive safety measures to forestall future calamities.”

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President Buhari called on the county’s transport authorities, traffic and road management agencies as well as law enforcement officials to sit up and enforce safety standards with more seriousness, adding that “refusal to do the right thing can cause potential tragic problems that harm innocent people.”

According to him, “Nigeria is not having a shortage of laws and regulations, but our problem is lack of zeal to enforce those laws and regulations for the sake of public safety.”
He condoled with Kogi State government and the families of the victims of the tragedy.

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