Lagos State Government Tuesday gave out cheques to 243 fire accident victims in Iyana-Ipaja and Idimu area of the state based on his promise to assist them. Deputy Governor Oluranti Adebule presented the cheques at the Igando Rehabilitation Centre. He urged the beneficiaries to make good use of the money. “We know that what government has given is not enough but with the belief that you are going to put it to judicious use, it would go a long way to help out. Please stay peaceful and remain focused”.
“We want you to go back home and rehabilitate yourself as much as you could. The good Lord would continue to be with you. We pray not to witness this kind of incidence again. We share in your feelings and urge you to continue to give your support to this administration,” she stated.
The state’s Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs Permanent Secretary, Aderemi Desalu gave the breakdown of the financial assistance as follows: “76 persons were recommended for financial assistance out which seven were landlords and got N500, 000 each. 64 others who were shop owners each got N150, 000, while five tricycle operators got N50, 000 each”.
Desalu said from the Idimu petrol tanker incident, a total of 369 were affected out of which 167 are adults.