The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed that a number of vehicles have been destroyed in a tanker explosion at Ogere on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Tuesday, June 22.
Ahmed Umar, the FRSC Sector Commander in Ogun, confirmed the incident; saying it occurred at about 6.20 a.m.
Mr Umar explained that the explosion occurred in front of Romona trailer park at Ogere.
“The fire is serious; the number of vehicles involved cannot be ascertained yet.
“Ogun State Fire Service has arrived the scene; while FRSC operatives are on the ground managing the traffic situation,’’ he said.
Meanwhile, the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has expressed confidence that Nigeria will remain united as a strong nation; to the frustration of those waiting to see the country broken into pieces.
Osinbajo made this call on Monday, June 21, in Abuja at the maiden edition of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressives Youth Conference.
“In the area of disruption and disruptive innovation, the principle that we are stronger together than in little part is a sound principle; and it is also my respectful view that those who advocate the breaking up of the country are terribly wrong,” Professor Osinbajo said.
He added, “Our size is crucial for geopolitical and economic relevance. Our people will be better served by a large populous as well as diverse country. As with all big and diverse countries, our business is to make this union work; it is to give everybody a sense of belonging.
“All of those waiting on the sidelines, hoping that this big country called Nigeria will break up into bits; so that they can pick up the pieces, will be very sorely disappointed; and I am very sure that those of you who are seated here today will prevent that from happening.”