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  • Updated: April 12, 2024

Sanwo-Olu orders closure of Dosunmu Market after tragic fire incident

Sanwo-Olu orders closure of Dosunmu Market after tragic fire

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has issued an order for the closure of Dosunmu Market in Lagos Island following a fire incident on Tuesday.

Allnews.ng reported that the fire led to the destruction of no fewer than 14 buildings, with four structures collapsing as a result of the incident.

The cause of the fire was reportedly attributed to the careless refuelling of a generator in the penthouse of one of the buildings.

Sharing pictures from his visit on his Facebook page on Thursday, Governor Sanwo-Olu wrote, “Dear Lagosians, following the tragic fire at Dosunmu Market, I visited the site to assess the damage and meet with affected individuals.

“The fire, a result of mishandling flammable materials, led to significant loss. We have initiated a full investigation to determine the cause and implement stricter safety protocols.

“An integrity test on standing structures is now mandatory, and Dosunmu Market will remain closed until we can ensure the safety of all structures and compliance with regulations. Unapproved buildings will be demolished.

“The Ministry of Physical Planning will intensify its efforts to enforce building codes and prevent misuse of residential properties. We cannot overlook the safety of our citizens.

“I assure all affected that we are exploring every avenue to assist you and prevent future incidents.”

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