The Ogun State Government through Ogun State Property and Investment Corporation (OPIC) has expressed shock over the fire incident that gutted the OPIC Plaza at Ikeja Thursday night , which claimed many lives, while some are seriously injured.
In a released signed by the Special Adviser and Managing Director of the corporation, Arc. Abiodun Fari- Arole , he described the tragic incident as a rude shock and unforeseen one , as it was understood from a preliminary report that the fire was caused by a LPG tanker that exploded right in front of the Plaza.
He added that people injured during the unfortunate incident are presently receiving adequate treatment ,while he expressed his sincere condolences to the families of the victims .
The MD commended the efforts of the fire service men who promptly responded when called upon last night and as well appreciated the efforts of security officials who prevented hoodlums from taking advantage of the incident.
Arc. Abiodun therefore noted that speculations on the general impact of the incident should be avoided.
He said that the report of the investigation into the fire incident would be awaited as events continue to unfold noting that three bodies were recovered this morning in addition to earlier recovered bodies.