IBADAN EXPLOSION, Support security Agencies To Work It Out: Alake

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The leader of the Ministerial committee on the Ibadan explosion and minister of the Solid minerals Department Dr Dele Alake has appealed to Nigerians to allow the security agencies do their work as the Federal Government waits the outcome of the forensic investigation into the tragic explosion.

In a statement by the Special Assistant on Media to the Minister Segun Tomori, expresses the commitment of the Federal Government to address the challenges from the root.

He said government will make definite pronouncement after the outcome of painstaking forensic investigations whike culprits will be brought to book, and concerted efforts will also be put in place to avert a recurrence.

According to the statement, the Ministry of Solid Minerals Development had already deployed Mine Inspectorate officers to the scene of the explosion to join other security agencies to unravel the cause of the explosion.

Last week during the Federal Executive Council meeting, President Bola Tinubu took step to holistically address insecurity around the nation’s natural resources by constituting an inter-ministerial committee led by Dr. Alake to come up with a blueprint to effectively and efficiently secure solid minerals, forests, and marine economy, which constitutes Nigeria’s natural resources.

The committee held its maiden meeting last Friday and has been working round the clock to draw up strategies to achieve the presidential mandate as it had promised to have an expanded meeting with heads of security agencies, to assist the committee in getting the requisite inputs that will guide it have a robust report on the incident.

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