Lalong Constitutes Investigative Panel On Chlorine Gas Disaster

SIMON_LALONGGovernor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has constituted an administrative panel to look in to the circumstances that led to the Chlorine Gas leakage that exploded on the 25 July, 2015 in Jos, the state capital.

The Chlorine Gas explosion at the state owned Water Treatment Plant on Saturday 25 July,2015 claimed eight lives while 101 persons were hospitalized in various hospitals in the state capital.

The administrative panel made up of eleven members, has a Former Director of Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) Engr. Jimmy Cheto as Chairman.

According to the Secretary to the State Government, Rufus Bature, who inaugurated the panel on behalf of Governor Lalong on Friday, “the constitution of this Committee is to investigate the real cause of the gas explosion and proffer solutions to guide against future re-occurrence and ensure industrial safety at the treatment plant”.

The SSG said, “The work of the panel is technical in nature which is why members are drawn from various professional fields”.

The committee was given four weeks to submit its report to government.

In his brief remarks, Chairman of the Panel, Engr. Cheto promised to deliver the assignment within the time frame given them and in accordance with the terms of reference.

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