Abeokuta - Fire has gutted the premises of Gateway
Portland Cement Factory located at Aro on Abeokuta/Lagos expressway on
The inferno resulted from bush burning in the company's neighbourhood.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the fire started at 4.30 p. m burning eight articulated vehicles in the premises.
The Import Manager of the company, Mr Festus Sunday, while speaking
with newsmen, described the incident as unfortunate, attributing it to
"People should not just burn bush without recourse to public interest.
"The government and other relevant agencies are doing their best to
educate and sensitise on the need for people not to be burning bush
indiscriminately, `` he added.
Also speaking, an official of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense
Corps (NSCDC) rescue team, Mr Sodiq Owolabi, said that members of the
Corps did their best to curb the spread of the inferno.
He stressed the need for the people to handle objects that could result in fire outbreak with extra care.
The officials of Ogun State Fire Service were also at the scene of the incident to put the situation under control