Brisibe Awe, a former president of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), has accused the Lagos State Government of abandoning him and other victims of the gas explosion which rocked Ado-Soba, Abule-Ado in the Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area of the state in March.
His house is located about 150 metres away from the scene of the gas explosion, which claimed over 20 lives.
Awe told Newsbreak that although some engineers, who claimed to be working for the state government, had taken pictures of his building, he is yet to be informed of any development.
Still living in the building after replacing some parts of the affected roof, Awe, also pastor of Our Father The Most High God Ministries at 14, Gani Adams Road, Ado-Soba, said he had been attending a burial in Bayelsa on the day the explosion occurred.
“Some were given small bags of rice about 10 kg for two families to share, 15 kg bags of beans, and other things, that was all and after that nothing came to me, we have been expecting that they will do something, we’ve been hearing on the radio and television that they gave monies to those whose houses were affected.”
Awe urged the government to assist him in rebuilding his house.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, after the explosion, established a N2 billion emergency relief fund to support the victims of the explosion.