Abule-Ado explosion: Governors Forum donates N200m
The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), an umbrella of the 36 State Governors, has donated N200 million to the Abule Ado/Soba Emergency Relief Fund arrange by the Lagos State Government.
Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, NGF Head, Media and Public Affairs, made the disclosure in an announcement in Abuja on Saturday in Abuja.
He mentioned the donation was introduced by the NGF Chairman, Gov. Kayode Fayemi, who led the Forum delegation on a go to to the scene of the incident in Lagos, for a evaluation of the scenario earlier than reporting again to the Forum at its subsequent assembly.
Fayemi mentioned the N200 million was donated on behalf of the state governors, including that extra donation could also be made in response to every state’s capability when the knowledge will get again to the discussion board.
Fayemi, who expressed shock on the stage of devastation, commiserated with the victims of the explosion.
The NGF chairman blamed the explosion on the disagreement between states and Federal Government on possession of the land.
Commending the Lagos State Government for the eye given to the affected space, he promised that such points can be addressed “going forward.”
He recommended the Lagos State Government for the choice to make sure that the difficulty of constructing on pipelines corridors had been averted.
Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Monday introduced N2 billion attraction fund for the victims of the explosion.
The state authorities had introduced the donation of N250 million to the fund and solicited for help from all Nigerians together with the non-public sector.
On the delegation had been Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo, Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, the Director-General of NGF, Asishana Okauru and Bello-Barkindo.