Following the unprecedented Boxing Day tragedy in Lagos state where a building used for storing fire crackers exploded and went up in flames torching about 15 buildings, nearby cars, injuring 40 others and killed an 11 year old boy, Governor Babatunde Fashola, while inspecting the site of the incident, vowed to bring to book, the importers of the banned products into the state.
It would be recalled that most states of the federation, including Lagos, banned the sale and use of fire works in what ever form during the Yuletide most likely due to the present state of insecurity and apprehension but reports indicate that the ban was flouted with impunity.
Hear Fashola: “In order to make quick business, we have lost a life, we lost property and all of us are in danger. All of these items are under one form of prohibition or the other and we have men and women at our various entry and exit points. How did they get in? How did they enter? Who imported them and who cleared them? Who approved them to come in. Those are very serious issues we must also ask ourselves.”