Abule ado explosion: Lagos state presents cheques to families of 23 deceased victims
- Twenty-three families who lost their loved ones in the Abule-Ado explosion have been compensated by the Lagos state government
- Lagos deputy governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat presented relief cheques to the families on Wednesday, April 22
- Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had set up a N2 billion relief fund in a bid to help victims of the pipeline explosion which took place on Sunday, March 15
The Lagos state government announced that twenty-three families who lost their loved ones in the Abule-Ado explosion which left many dead and others injured have been presented relief cheques.
Legit.ng gathered this was disclosed in a tweet posted via the official Twitter handle of Lagos deputy governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, on Wednesday, April 22.
Recall that an explosion rocked Abule-Ado, Satellite Town, Lagos state on Sunday, March 15, claiming the lives of several people and destroyed over 50 houses.
“We hope the money will help provide some relief even as they miss their loved ones,” the tweet read.
According to Hamzat, the state government is working with stakeholders in the safety and power sector to find a long term solution to the current issues.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, reacted to the explosion at Abule Ado area of Lagos state which left many dead and others injured.
In a thread of tweets posted via his official Twitter handle on Monday, March 16, Sanwo-Olu sent condolences to everyone affected by the gas explosion.
He said his government is working with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and other relevant agencies to ameliorate the plight of the victims.
In a bid to help victims of the Abule Ado pipeline explosion which took place on Sunday, March 15, Governor Sanwo-Olu set up a N2 billion relief fund.
Sanwo-Olu revealed this on Monday, March 16, on his official Twitter page, urging all well-meaning Nigerians to contribute to the fund.
The governor alongside a team of inspectors was at the Bethlehem Girls College, the school which was most hit by the explosion.
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