The Governor of Kogi State, His Excellency Alhaji Yahaya Bello was represented by The Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Chief Edward Onoja alongside the Wife of the Governor, Hajiya Rashida Bello earlier today, the 23rd of September, whom paid a visit to the site of the tragic Tanker explosion at the Felele Axis of the State Capital which claimed 23 lives with a child as a lone survivor of the sad incident.
Chief Onoja disclosed the shock and sorrow of Governor Yahaya Bello when he learned of the incident, while consoling the families of the victims of the explosion, describing the event as ” terribly unfortunate”. He reiterated the plan of the State Government in getting approval for some certain work to be done on the Federal Infrastructure in the State, as the Governor is meeting with the Minister for Works in order to prevent future reoccurrence.
He also expressed his sadness over the number of people whose lives were cut-short by the event, and assured all who were present of the State Government’s resolve to render support to all families of the deceased, as well as those who were currently receiving treatment in the hospital.
The Kogi State Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Sector Commander, Fika confirmed that Twenty-Three (23) casualties were recorded, while a survivor is currently receiving treatment in the hospital.
Also present at the inspection were the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Mrs Folashade Ayoade Arike, The State Commissioner for Police, Ede Ayuba, The State Security Adviser, Navy Commander Jerry Omodara Rtd; the Rector, Kogi State Polytechnic, Dr. Salisu Ogbo and other Government functionaries.