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Igbo leaders demand probe of Abule Ado explosion

Chairman, Council of Ndi Eze Igbo, Lagos state chapter, Dr. Christian Nwachukwu, has advised the Lagos state government to carry out a thorough investigation into the explosion in Abule-Ado community which occurred on Sunday in Lagos.

Nwachukwu gave the advice on Friday when he led his team to Abule Ado to sympathise with the families of those that died in the explosion and other displaced persons in the community

He commended the good gesture of the Lagos state government toward the displaced residents of Abule Ado, who were victims of the explosion.

According to him, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has extended his generosity towards the affected people and also introduced a N2 billion emergency relief fund to enable individuals and corporate contributions in assisting the victims of the explosion.

“We plead with the state government to carry out a thorough investigation into the incident and come up with a reasonable outcome.

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“We have toured round and also visited the palace of the chief and the entire community to sympathise with them on the disaster, and also to let them know that they are not alone.

“As an association, after leaving here, we will go into a meeting to support the victims of the explosion,” Nwachukwu said.

Chief Augustine Ojukwu, a leader in Amuwo Odofin, Lagos, said that some Igbo people were affected by the explosion.

Ojukwu said that lack of alternative routes to Soba or Iyana Iba and 7th Avenue, Festac Town, contributed to the death of some of victims during the disaster.

Adekunle Ado, a prince of Ado land, said the traditional ruler of Ado has suggested and requested for more access roads into the community.

Ado said that one exit was too bad for the community, saying that the monarch had suggested that the road going to Ijedodo be completed, while the 7th Avenue should also be opened to avoid commotion during any disaster.

The Prime Minister, Ndi Eze Igbo of Amuwo Odofin, Chief Godwin Dike, urged the state government’s investigative committee on the Abule Ado explosion to carry out their assignment with a high level of sincerity and without bias.

Dike said that by doing that, the people of the community would no longer live in fear.

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