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Abule Ado explosion: Families get N2.5m each from Lagos State

Abule Ado explosion

The Lagos State government says it commencing the disbursement of N2.5 million to each of the families who lost their loved ones in the Abule Ado pipeline explosion.


Over 23 lives were reportedly lost in the incident which occurred on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Abule Ado in Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos.


More than 300 properties were also destroyed and hundreds of residents displaced in the aftermath of the incident.


The Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA) in a statement, Wednesday, said in keeping with the commitment to assist victims and families affected by the explosion, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had approved the disbursement of the money.


“This approval has been conveyed to victims/families affected by the incident by the Director General of LASEMA, Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu in a statement which expatiated the modalities for collection and how much each victim/family is entitled to collect.


“Each named next of kin of a deceased victim of the Abule Soba pipeline explosion will be given N2,500,000 by the Lagos State government,” the statement said.


The DG called on the affected members to attend a meeting for verification, identification and collection of the N2.5 million  financial support scheduled to hold at the deputy governor’s office at the secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja by 11:00a.m on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.


Joshua Bassey