Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has called members of the pubic to donate relief funds to the victims of the Abule Ado, Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of the state.
The governor who visited the scene of the explosion on Monday described the magnitude of the explosion as a war zone.
Sanwo-Olu disclosed that the state has set up a N2 billion Abule Ado emergency relief fund for victims of the Sunday’s explosion.
According to the Governor, the Lagos state government will commit a sum of N250m to the relief fund while soliciting for funds from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, private sectors and well-meaning Nigerians.
“I have set up the Abule Ado Emergency Relief Fund, it’s a N2bn relief fund and the state government will immediately put N250m in that fund.”
The governor noted that he had set up three different bank accounts overnight as the havoc was beyond what the state government can do alone.
The fund, according to him is to give everybody the opportunity to be a part of it and also to donate.
The governor named his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat as the head of the utilization of the fund. He maintained that the funds will be used to settle the medical bills both in private and public hospitals and also to settle those displaced citizens as remuneration will start immediately.
Sanwo-Olu commiserated with the residents of the area who had lost their loved ones, properties and also the authorities at Bethleham Girls College.
He, however, urged residents of the area of their corporation as men of the Lagos state Waste Management Agency, LAWMA and Neighbourhood watch will be deployed to the explosion site for clearing.