Prof. Mallam’s death, “major setback” to energy sufficiency – NGF Boss

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The Northern Governors Forum says the death of the Chairman, Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission, Professor Simon Mallam, his son, and three others at Sabon Tasha area of Kaduna on Saturday following a gas explosion is a “huge loss” to the country.

It is “a major setback to Nigeria’s quest for energy sufficiency given his vast knowledge and experience which he has been deploying as the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission,” says a press statement from the NGF Chairman, Simon Lalong.

The statement signed by Mr. Lalong’s Press Director, Makut Macham, the forum described the incident as “extremely unfortunate and painful.”

The Forum called for ‘stringent’ supervision of gas handling in Nigeria to halt related accidents.

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