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Oyo Assembly urges state govt. to give succour to fire victims

04 November 2015, 07:48

Ibadan - The Oyo State House of Assembly has urged the state government and relevant agencies to provide assistance to victims of the fire that occurred at Iseyin, in Iseyin Council Area of the state.

Presenting the motion at the plenary on Tuesday, Afees Adeleke, member representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju state constituency, said the incident occurred on October 24 at about 8:20p.m.

Adeleke said according to eye witnesses, the incident was caused by a petrol tanker driver who lost control as a result of brake failure.

"The petrol tanker loaded with 33,000 litres of fuel fell on the road at custom area of Iseyin and led to the fire that destroyed properties worth millions of naira.

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"Some houses, shops and vehicles parked beside the road, close to the drainages, got engulfed in fire," Adeleke said.

The Speaker, Michael Adeyemo, constituted an ad hoc committee headed by the Deputy Speaker, Abdul-wasi Musah, to visit the spot of the incident and sympathise with the victims.

The house also directed the acting Chief Medical Director of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso, Professor Akeem Lasisi, to appear before it on Tuesday.

The lawmakers said Lasisi would report on the state of the teaching hospital and the way forward.

The house adjourned sitting till November 5. 



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