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Senate Probes Gas Pipeline Explosion in Bayelsa

Senate Probes Gas Pipeline Explosion in Bayelsa
The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday mandated its committees on Petroleum Upstream, Downstream, Gas, Niger Delta Affairs, Health and Environment, to investigate circumstances around the recent gas pipeline explosion in Bayelsa State.
Galaxy Tv reports that the explosion, according to the presentation made by Senator Benson Konbowei who moved the motion on explosion in Yenagoa Local Government Area, Bayelsa State explained that the explosions caused widespread panic among residents of the community where the explosion occurred.
Contributing to the debate, other lawmakers called for urgent measures to prevent recurrence and to provide for the health of the people.
In his ruling, President of the Senate Godswil Akpabio, described the explosion and consequent inferno and pollution of the environment as a very worrisome situation. The Red Chamber however urged the Federal Government to provide succor to victims.

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