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Here’s why “snow/foam” is all over some areas in Lagos

by Ayodeji Onibalusi
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Earlier in the week, some residents of Lagos State, particularly those within Anthony axis were greeted with a white foamy substance blanketing the entire area, that has the appearance of snow.

Several residents went to Twitter to share videos and photos of the white substance covering their area on Wednesday, with many calling it “snow in Lagos


OYOGist.com has gathered that the so-called “snow/foam” in the area was indeed a substance applied by the Lagos State Emergency Agencies to curb the spread of a chemical being carried by an articulated vehicle that fell.

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Reacting to the event, the Press Secretary to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Mr Gboyega Akosile explained that the substance was used to blanket off the scene of the incident to prevent a secondary incident that may occured due to the spillage of the content of the vehicle involved in the accident.

Mr Gboyega further expressed his regret over the inconvenience that might have occurred due to the operation and advised residents of the affected area to exercise patience while normalcy is restored to the area.

See his full statement below

“Situation Report: Vehicular incident around Anthony Village, Lagos.

“The attention of the agency has been drawn to videos circulating concerning some streets in Anthony Village.

“It appeared to have lost control while in motion resulting in the obstruction of vehicular movement on the main carriage way.

“Blanketing of the entire scene of incident was carried out by the Lagos State Fire service as a result of the content leakage from the container (Black oil) to prevent any secondary incident.

“The reaction from this blanketing is what has led to the appearance of “snow/foam” in the aforementioned area. A full scale operation comprising LASEPA, LASEMA, LASTMA ,LAGOS FIRE SERVICE and NIGERIA POLICE have retrieved the container and cordoned it off the street.

“Further Investigation by LASEPA is ongoing to determine the nature of the chemical being transported in the container. Any additional corrective action required will then be carried out.

“We regret the inconvenience caused by the operation and are working to prevent secondary damage and to mitigate any further environmental challenges caused by the initial spill and the clean up operation.

“That being said, we can confirm that no residents are trapped in their homes and plead for all affected persons to exercise patience and due caution. We will continue to provide updates.

“Dr Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu

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