Lagos Assembly Begins Probe into Ogba Poisonous Gas Pollution

 Two months after the last incident, the Lagos State House of Assembly has finally begun investigation into episodes of poisonous gas emissions in Ikeja, where students of Ogba Junior Grammar School, Ikeja were victims.

  The House Committee on Environment visited the school, where 12 students had fainted on March 6, after inhaling a substance suspected to be a chemical.

  About 20 students of the same school also collapsed after inhaling similar substance in October 2013.

  Affected students had been rushed and hospitalised at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospitals (LASUTH) on both occasions, coupled with immediate closure of the school.

  Prior to its motion for “thorough investigation”, the Lagos Assembly had on March 17, frowned at the incident, the second in five months around the industrial layout in Ikeja, the state capital.

   Vice-Chairman of the Committee, Adebimpe Akinsola, said the committee’s visit was to investigate the remote causes of the incidence, and proffer solution, with a view to preventing future re-occurrence.

  Akinsola added that the State Government would do everything possible to uncover the source of the poisonous gas.

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