Oto-Ilogbo Fire Victims Send SOS To Fashola


Residents of Oto-Ilogbo, Ifesowapo Community Development Association, Ebute-Meta, Lagos who lost valuables in the fire that ravaged the community last year have cried out to Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola to resettle them and provide them relief materials.

Narrating their ordeal since the fire incident, Chairman, Ifesowapo Community Development Association, Comrade Agbodemu Ishola Musbau said: “On 27 February, 2010, our community was gutted by fire in the middle of the night. Thousands of people were affected and properties worth millions of naira were lost in the inferno. Immediately, we dispatched a letter to the governor. Typical of our amiable governor, within days, officials from the Lagos State Emergency Authority, LASEMA and Ministry of Rural Development and Infrastructure visited our community to assess the level of destruction caused by the fire.

“During the visit, we received lots of promises concerning relief materials from the state government. Right now, we learnt that the final approval for the relief package for the community is on the table of Governor Fashola.

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“For over a year, many of us have been living in very unbearable conditions with our family.”

He pleaded with the governor to act immediately to alleviate the sufferings of residents of the community.

—Oluwole Adeboye