The Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin has led a delegation of the House to the scene of Tuesday’s explosion at Adeyi area of old Bodija in Ibadan.
The Speaker and the other Lawmakers were conducted round the scene of the devastating explosion by officials of both the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA and that of the State Emergency Management Agency, NEMA.
Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin said the visit was to assess the extent of the explosion, and to get further briefs on the possible cause of the blast.
” We are here for on the spot assessment of the scene of Tuesday’s explosion. As lawmakers, we are saddened by the incident and we will like to express our condolences to those affected by the explosion.”
He said the Oyo State House of Assembly would collaborate with relevant agencies to ensure the implementation of necessary laws that will promote the safety of the environment.
The Speaker used the medium to appeal to the Federal Government and its emergency response agencies to come to the aid of victims of the blast.
” Buildings have been reduced to rubbles, properties were lost to the explosion. Our people have lost their loved ones. The victims need all the support we could give them at this trying time. I want to call on the Federal Government of President Bola Tinubu to come to the aid of the victims and their families. The extent and level of damage cannot be quantified.”
The Speaker and his team paid a condolence visit to the former deputy Governor of Oyo State, Bar. Iyiola Oladokun and Hon. Comforter Olajide (member representing Ibadan North 1 Constituency in the Oyo State House of Assembly) whose houses and properties were damaged by the explosion.
” Our heartfelt sympathies to Chief Iyiola Oladokun and Hon. Mrs Comforter Olajide for the losses. As you count your losses we take solace in the fact that you and your loved ones are still alive. May the Lord heal the wound and bless you in manifolds ” Oyo Speaker prayed