The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, has allayed Lagosians’ fears over the white chemical found on the popular Anthony Road in the Ikeja area of the state.
She said the white chemical, which appeared like snow, was a reaction of the “blanketing of a chemical spillage,” by the Lagos Fire Service on the said road to prevent any hazard.
According to Oke-Osanyintolu, in a statement disclosed to the public, yesterday, “There was a vehicular incident involving a lone articulated truck with registration number AAA 235-XW conveying a loaded double 20ft container. It appeared to have lost control while in motion resulting in the obstruction of vehicular movement on the main carriage way.
“Blanketing of the entire scene of incident was carried out by the Lagos State Fire service, to prevent any secondary incident from the content leakage from the container which looked like Black oil. The reaction from this blanketing is what has led to the appearance of “snow/foam” in the aforementioned area.”
According to her, a full scale operation comprising the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), LASEMA, Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA), to determine the nature of the chemical being transported in the container.
She also confirmed that no resident was trapped in their home, while pleading for Lagosians there to exercise caution and patience.
“We regret the inconvenience caused by the operation and are working to prevent secondary damage and to mitigate any further environmental challenges caused by the initial spill and the clean up operation. That being said, we can confirm that no residents are trapped in their homes and we plead for all affected persons to exercise patient and due caution,” she added.Follow us on social media