Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Lagos Present Cheques To Victims Of Tanker Explosions

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Tuesday redeemed his pledge to assist victims of recent tanker fire explosions in Iyana-Ipaja and Idimu areas of the state last month with the distribution of cheques to 243 victims identified by the government.

Represented by his Deputy, Dr. Oluranti Adebule at the event held at the Igando Rehabilitation Centre, Igando, Mr. Ambode urged the beneficiaries to utilize what he called government’s widow’s mite and return home to rehabilitate themselves as much they could.

“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 to 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 incident again. We share in your feelings and urge you to continue to give your support to this administration”, the governor said.

He also urged citizens to continue to be patient and join hands with his administration, adding that the government is going to be very responsive and has already demonstrated that by the financial assistance.

Earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Dr. Aderemi Desalu, said from the Iyana Ipaja incident, 76 persons were recommended for financial assistance out which seven were landlords and they got N500, 000 each. 64 others, who were shop owners, received N150, 000, while five tricycle operators got N50, 000 each.

Source: Information Nigeria

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