President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has sympathized with victims of the devastating explosion that rocked the ancient City of Ibadan, Oyo State on Tuesday night.
The President made this known in a statement he personally signed on Wednesday.
Read the full statement below;
𝗙𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗲𝘀𝗸 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁: 𝗠𝘆 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗳𝗲𝗹𝘁 𝘀𝘆𝗺𝗽𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘃𝗶𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗺𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗜𝗯𝗮𝗱𝗮𝗻 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗹𝗼𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻
I am deeply saddened by the devastating explosion that occurred in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, on Tuesday night.
The explosion killed two persons and wounded about 80 others. It also destroyed several buildings, vehicles, and other properties.
It is worrisome that the cause of the blast is being attributed to the activities of illegal miners. Those behind the inexcusable and reckless behavior that has created the conditions for this sad incident to occur must be fished out and punished.
I commiserate with the government and people of Oyo State and call on all concerned agencies of government to unravel the circumstances that led to this tragedy with alacrity.
I have directed the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to work with the Oyo State Government to offer immediate and comprehensive relief to the victims.
𝗕𝗼𝗹𝗮 𝗔𝗵𝗺𝗲𝗱 𝗧𝗶𝗻𝘂𝗯𝘂, 𝗚𝗖𝗙𝗥
𝗣𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗙𝗲𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗥𝗲𝗽𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗰 𝗼𝗳 𝗡𝗶𝗴𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗮
𝗝𝗮𝗻𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝟭𝟳, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰
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