Two safety agencies of Lagos State Government on Monday discovered five containers laden with rotten fish and other edibles in Apapa area of the state .
The News Agency of Nigeria learnt that the shocking discovery was made during a site inspection of the containers following reports of air pollution and release of toxic gas into the environment at one of the off -dock terminals in Apapa .
NAN gathered that the site inspection was conducted jointly by Lagos State Emergency Management Agency and
Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency .
“ The joint- team discovered edibles , including fish , which had become rotten due to faulty refrigerators .
“ The LASEMA team observed the absence of emergency action as well as preparedness plan and appropriate safety measures in place to curtail such incidence and guard against recurrence.
“ A total number of 25 containers was located and five containers laden with edibles have faulty refrigerators .
“ The edibles have therefore defrosted and have become rotten, causing severe health hazard to the environment , ” Dr Olufemi Oke -Osanyintolu , LASEMA Director General, told NAN on Monday .
The LASEMA boss said that the rotten edibles inside the containers left huge impact on four of the affected 13 houses located on the street at Trinity Close, Apapa .
( NAN )