Lagos fire: Tinubu warns as head-count of victims begins [Nigeria]

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20 September 2002

Lagos fire: Tinubu warns as head-count of victims begins [Nigeria]

Author: Kenneth Ehigiator, Sina Babasola & Olasunkanmi Akoni, Vanguard [Nigeria]

Governor Bola Tinubu of Lagos State, yesterday, warned the Management of Super Engineering Company, Ikorodu which went up in flames last Monday to desist from blaming the workers for the incident. About 120 workers were feared dead in the inferno.

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19 September 2002

Ikorodu Factory Fire: Oshiomhole to Report Ministry's Negligence to Obasanjo [Nigeria]

Author: Duru Nnamdi & Andrew Ahiante, This Day [Nigeria]

Group indicts government - President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Adams Oshio-mhole, yesterday threatened to formally report the Federal Ministry of Employment, Labour and Productivity to President Olusegun Obasanjo on its gross negligence of duty, which has resulted in the loss of lives of many workers across the country.

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18 September 2002

Fifteen More Corpses Recovered [Nigeria]

Author: Olasunkanmi Akoni, Kenneth Ehigiator, Victor Ahiuma-Young & Chinyere Amalu, Vanguard [Nigeria]

Police Quiz Expatriate - Fifteen more corpses were recovered, yesterday from the scene of the factory fire where about 120 workers were feared dead at Odongunyan Industrial Estate, Ikorodu, Monday. President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole had blamed the incident on the irresponsibility of the Inspectorate Division of the Ministry of Employment, Labour and Productivity, which has the duty to ensure that factories uphold decent safety regulations in work places.

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