Jamata Gas explosion: ES SEMA visits sites, inspects affected buildings, shops


Jamata Gas explosion: ES SEMA visits sites, inspects affected buildings, shops

 

Property worth millions of Naira were said to have been destroyed by fire from gas explosion that rocked a residential building with shops in Jamata community in Lokoja local government area of Kogi state.

The fire incident was said to have occurred on Wednesday night when a gas cylinder exploded in one if the shops below the building causing fire that completely razed the building.

The Executive Secretary of Kogi state Emergency Management Agency, Alhaji Muktar Atimah disclosed this on Thursday shorty after visiting the victims alongside the Lokoja local government chairman, Abdullahi Ademu and other management team of SEMA.

The ES said the visit was “to show the commitment of the state government led by His Excellency, Alhaji Ahmed Usman Ododo towards the welfare as well as security of it’s citizens, hence the immediate response to disasters within the state.

According to him,”property and goods worth millions of naira were consumed in the inferno and a large number of people displaced from their homes”.

He assured the victims that the government stands with them during this trying times adding that the government would support the victims in every way it can.

During the assessment visit, the lokoja local government caretaker chairman, donated the sum of One Million naira to the victims promising to continue to support the victims and the community at large in any way he can.

The Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, ably represented by Assembly Member representing Lokoja 1 Hon. Tijanni Ebayo commiserated with the victims and assured them that government support would come and timely too.

The Royal father of Jamata community, HRH Mall. Ibrahim Okura Mammud appreciated the efforts of the state government through SEMA saying the people of Jamata have faith and maintain confidence in the government.

Also in the entourage was the Special Adviser to the State Governor on State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Sandra Musa and the Special Adviser to the State Governor on Emergency Management Alh. Shuaibu Mohammed.


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