HURIWA attacks Buhari, NEMA over Lagos explosion

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The Human Rights Writer Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of rendering National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA inefficient.

The prominent Civil Rights Advocacy group said it’s due to the ineffective and inefficient workings of NEMA and other agencies funded by the Lagos state government for emergency response that has led to more casualties of the school children trapped in the pipeline explosion in Lagos.

The group urged the Lagos state government to set up a panel of the judiciary to probe the Sunday’s explosion to avoid future casualties in the future.

HURIWA said when the Abule Ado petrol pipeline explosion in Lagos happened, the responders spent several hours to respond, which simply means those organizations like NEMA, Lagos State Fire Service, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency needs a complete overhaul to make them function effectively and meet up to the expected demands.

HURIWA, in a statement seen by Daily Post, condemned NEMA for failing to deliver in its mandate, and for going to the media to say, the explosion wasn’t caused by disruption of an oil pipeline belonging to NNPC.

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