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Ondo Fire Disaster: Governor Akeredolu Orders Full Investigation


Consequent upon the fire incident which took place in Biagbini, Ese Odo Local Government Area of the state, the governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has directed a full investigation into the incident.

The order for full investigation is coming barely 72 hours after the fire disaster.

In the said fire disaster, no fewer than five people lost their lives in the incident which occurred on Saturday morning in the community while the victims were asleep.

The affected victims included a 70-year-old woman, Mrs. Moyo Jide and her four grandchildren, all of whom were below 10.

In a statement through the state's Commissioner for Information, Mr. Donald Ojogo, on Monday, governor Akeredolu described the incident as unfortunate and sad.

The governor added that, “The incident is sad. It is particularly pathetic that a 70-year woman and her four grandchildren were victims of the inferno. 

“The state government shares in this agonising moment that has inflicted an indelible pain in the hearts of relations, friends and acquaintances of the departed.

“Whether this incident was avoidable or not, it has once again brought to the fore, the need for all to be vigilant and mindful of our environment at all times.

“Against this backdrop, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, while personally expressing condolence, has ordered an unfettered investigation into the incident to unravel the immediate and remote causes of the incident.

“This is, however, without prejudice to whatever step the Nigeria Police may have taken in response to the fire outbreak. Clearly, there will be synergy and collaboration in this regard.”

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