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Lagos explosion: Governors donate N200m to emergency relief fund

Lagos explosion: Governors donate N200m to emergency relief fund
March 21
22:55 2020

Governors of the 36 states of the federation have donated N200 million to support victims of the explosion in Abule Ado area of Lagos state.

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The explosion which occurred on March 15 led to the loss of lives and the destruction of several cars and houses.

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, had set up a N2 billion relief fund for victims of the explosion with the state government donating N250 million to it.

In a statement on Saturday, the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) announced a donation of N200 million to the relief fund.

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Kayode Fayemi, governor of the forum, gave the announcement when he led the delegation comprising Godwin Obaseki of Edo and Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano to the site of the incident.

Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, expressed surprise at the fatality recorded despite the degree of devastation caused by the explosion.

He thanked God and commended the state government for the prompt intervention.

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Fayemi said the governors might donate more to the fund after the delegation gives its report to at the next meeting.

He blamed the explosion on the disagreement between states and federal government on ownership of land.

The NGF chairman sympathized with those who lost their loved ones and properties to the incident.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), had confirmed the death of 22 persons from the incident.

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