Abiodun visit victims of tanker explosion


The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun  has visited the victims of fire incident hospitalised at the Federal Medical Center Idi Aba, Abeokuta as well as the old Palace of Oba Nofiu Adeyemi, Onijaiye of Ijaiye Obiriti Gbagura which was completely raised by the inferno alongside three other buildings and shops.

Speaking in an interview with Journalists, the  Governor, who was represented by the State Commissioner  for Physical Planning and Urban Development, TPL. Olatunji Odunlami, made this known during an on spot accesment  to the affected area at Ijaiye Titun along  Alamala Road Rounder Abeokuta.

While delivering the message of the Governor to the Oba and affected victims, the Commissioner said the officials of the Ministry would be back on Monday to take the inventory of the affected properties, adding that the Governor was very shocked when the news of the incident got to him.

The Commissioner also visited the affected persons at the Federal Medical Centre,  saying that no life was lost during the incident as those hospitalised were recovering very fast.

He said he will also discussed with the Governor on the extent of damage and see how the government would render some assistance to the victims, most especially those hospitalised. 

Also speaking, Oba Nofiu Adeyemi, Onijaiye of Ijaiye Obiriti Gbagura, appreciated the Governor for the timely visit to the affect victims, appealing to the Governor to assist the affected persons, adding that properties that worth millions of naira were destroyed.

The incident occured while a distress fuel lading tanker had a flat tire and tries to negotiate  towards Alamala Barrack after which the tank fell and caught fire.

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