Jos - The Plateau House of Assembly has
constituted a committee to investigate the cause of gas explosion at the
Laminga water treatment plant in Jos on Saturday, which led to loss of lives.
The constitution of the committee followed a motion brought under "Matter of
Urgent Public Importance’’ at plenary on Wednesday by Nyam Dareng, representing
Jos South constituency.
According to him, the ugly situation was recurring for the third time in the
history of the treatment plant, hence proactive measures need to be taken to
check future occurrence.
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''History has it that the explosion has happened for the third time in that
same spot, which means people within that vicinity are living on a time bomb.
''So, I call on this honourable house to take proactive measures in order to
avert future occurrence,'' Dareng said.
Constituting the committee, Speaker of the House, Peter Azi, said that it was
unfortunate that the incident occurred at a time when the state was still
mourning those who lost their lives in the July 5 twin blasts.
The committee has Peter Ibrahim, representing Barkin Ladi constituency as
chairman. He is the Chairman, Water Resources and Eneregy Committee of the
The committee has two weeks to report back to the house