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Lagos Government Presents Cheques To Families Of Deceased Victims Of Abule-Ado Explosion

Lagos State Government has presented cheques to the families who lost their loved ones in the Abule-Ado explosion.

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday presented cheques to families of victims of the explosion that rocked Abule-Ado area of the state on Sunday morning, March 15, 2020.

Lagos Government Presents Cheques To Families Of Deceased Victims Of Abule-Ado Explosion 1

KanyiDaily had reported that the explosion killed 23 persons, including the Administrator and some workers of the Bethlehem Girls College, and also destroyed over 60 buildings.

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNCP) had claimed that the explosion was caused by a truck, which hit a stack of gas cylinders, but some residents of the community faulted the claim, alleging that the explosion was caused by a bomb.

The Labos State Government had visited the scene of the explosion the following day, and launched a N2 billion relief fund for the victims’ families.

On his Twitter page on Wednesday, the state Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, announced the presentation of the cheques to the families of the 23 victims.

Sharing photos from the presentation of the cheques, Hamzat wrote:

“Today we presented cheques to the families of the 23 deceased victims of the Abule-Ado explosion. We hope the money will help provide some relief even as they miss their loved ones. We are also working with safety, power and other stakeholders to find a lasting solution to issues.”

Meanwhile, KanyiDaily had reported that Reverend Sister Henrietta Alokha, who died in Abule Ado Explosion, has been buried.

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