Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, has urged the Federal and Lagos authorities to compensate victims of the Abule Ado pipeline explosion.
NAN stories that Adams spoke at a memorial prayer in honour of those that misplaced their lives within the March 15, 2020 catastrophe.
The occasion, organised by the Soba Landlords and Residents Affiliation (SLARA), was held on the web site of former Bethlehem Ladies School the place 5 folks, together with the Principal, Rev. Sis. Henriatta Alokha, died.
Adams, the Affiliation’s Chairman, expressed disappointment over the casualty determine and harm to the group.
He famous that 30 folks, together with college students, the Affiliation’s Vice Chairman, his spouse and two youngsters, misplaced their lives, with 300 homes destroyed.
The Yoruba chief mentioned it was unlucky that the affiliation had resort to publicly reminding the federal government of their guarantees.
“The governor, the speaker and a few South-West governors had been right here they usually made guarantees that a specific amount might be paid as compensation.
“We’re utilizing this chance to attraction to the Lagos authorities that they fulfil all the guarantees made to the victims. The federal authorities also needs to do one thing tangible for them.”
He suggested the state authorities to improve the standing of the standard ruler of the group, Mr Jimoh Agbebeji, in recognition of his efforts.
Adams disclosed that SLARA had taken authorized actions in opposition to the Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company (NNPC) over the blasts.
SLARA Vice Chairman, Philips Akinduro, recalled that the Lagos authorities arrange an N2 billion belief fund for the victims, with an preliminary contribution of N250 million and one other N200 million from the Governors’ Discussion board.
Akinduro, who spoke on behalf of the affected households, mentioned the issues had been troublesome because the incident.
“A lot of our landlords borrowed cash to do renovations that you simply see right this moment. A lot of our members had been hospitalised, just a few have paid the hospital payments,” he mentioned.