February 22, 2024

Emergent from the aftermath of a destructive explosion at Adeyi Avenue, Old Bodija Ibadan, Former commissioner for youth and sports in Oyo state,Hon. Farouk Arisekola Alao has extended sincere condolences to the victims and their families.

Articulating profound sorrow over the incident, Hon. Farouk Arisekola expressed deep regret for the loss of two lives and the injuries sustained by nearly 80 individuals in an unexpected explosion.

Stressing the unforeseen nature of the tragedy, he conveyed sympathies to those grappling with the abrupt loss of their loved ones. Urging caution within the community, Farouk appealed to residents to avoid storing explosives in residential areas, underscoring the potentially immeasurable consequences such actions could entail.

Recognizing the severity of the situation, he conveyed hopes for a speedy recovery for the injured and offered prayers for the repose of the departed souls.

As investigations into the explosion unfold, the community remains in a state of shock, navigating the aftermath of this unforeseen disaster. Hon. Farouk’s empathetic response serves as a rallying cry for vigilance and community safety in the face of unexpected tragedies.

His message reads:

“The explosion at Adeyi Avenue has plunged us into grief, mourning the loss of two lives and fervently hoping for the swift recovery of the nearly 80 individuals who sustained injuries.

My heartfelt condolences reach out to the families and friends grappling with the anguish of losing their loved ones and to those confronting the arduous journey of recovery.

In these trying times, the fragility of life and the unpredictable nature of our existence are starkly evident.

Looking to the future, it is imperative that we glean lessons from this tragedy. I implore residents to exercise caution and refrain from storing explosives in residential areas.

Let us prioritize the safety of our community and collaborate to ensure that such incidents are averted in the future.

As we extend sympathies to the victims, let us also draw upon the resilience that defines us as a community. Together, we can transcend adversity and emerge fortified. My thoughts and prayers encompass each and every one of you.”

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