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March 3, 2024
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Fire incident at Ireakari Estate Ibadan

Lawmaker sympathises with Ibadan fire outbreak victims

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By Gabriel Agbeja

Rep. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, representing Oluyole Federal constituency, has sympathised with the victims of fire incident at Ire Akari Estate Soka, Ibadan.

Akande-Sadipe said in a statement on Tuesday, in Abuja that she received the devastating news of the fire outbreak, which destroyed several buildings on Monday.

The lawmaker, who expressed her heartfelt sympathy to the families and businesses affected by the tragic incident, said the details of the file outbreak were still uncertain.

Akande-Sadipe, who was also the Chairperson House Committee on Ethics and Privileges, said her team would assess the extent of the damage in order to engage other stakeholders to ensure some relief gets to those affected.

“I appeal to our communities to exercise extreme caution, especially during the harmattan season which poses an increased fire risk.

“It is crucial to also advise both businesses and households to recognize the importance of having fire extinguishers in their respective premises.

“ This simple measure can serve as a first responder in case of a fire outbreak, potentially reducing the losses or controlling the situation before the arrival of the fire service team,” she said.

She appealed to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to assist the affected community with relief materials.

“The reality on the ground is saddening, I appeal to the National Emergency Management Agency of Nigeria (NEMA) to come to the assistance of our community.

“In times like this, let us come together as a community to support one another and demonstrate resilience in the face of this loss,” she said. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)

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Edited by Uche Anunne

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