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IBADAN EXPLOSION: Ex-Minister Dare Sympathizes With Victims Assures The Government Has Everything Under Control

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As the news of the deadly explosion that hit major areas of Ibadan, Oyo State continues to filter in, the Former Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Chief Sunday Dare has expressed his heartfelt sympathy with the Government and people of Ibadan, Oyo State over the explosion that occurred in the capital city on 16 January 2023, in which many people were victims, just as some lost their lives.

According to the Minister, the explosion was such a tragedy, and they expressed sadness at the loss of lives and the destruction of property.

Chief Dare commended the swift response of the Oyo State Government and the detailed information update provided by Governor Seyi Makinde on the incident.

“I share In the sadness and pain of this incident and I pray for the souls of the dead and speedy recovery for the injured. I urge all that must be done to avoid a similar occurrence.”

The Agbaakin of Ogbomoso land said he received the news with shock and prayed for God to comfort the victims. He further assured the people of Ibadan that the Government has everything under control as the Government is investigating the source and cause of the explosion.

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Fish Programme Estate To Be Ready For Commissioning As FGSHLB Affirms Completion Of 116 Housing Units

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Joel Ajayi

The Executive Secretary of the Federal Government Staff Housing Loans Board (FGSHLB), Mr. Ibrahim Mairiga has announced that the 116 housing units of two-bedroom bungalows at FISH Programme Estate in Gwagwalada are almost complete and will be ready for commissioning

The ES stated this in the course of a site inspection of the Estate by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOSF), Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, on Thursday, April 18, 2024. Mr. Mairiga confirmed that all necessary arrangements are being put in place in preparation for the commissioning. He assured that any remaining issues will be resolved before the proposed date.

Dr. Yemi-Esan, impressed by the progress, commended the FGSHLB for the development of the estate. She reiterated that the FISH Estate is specifically designed for core civil servants and expressed her intention to make the commissioning a highlight of this Year’s 2024 Civil Service Week in June 2024.

The HoSF also urged the Federal Ministries of Works, Power, and Water Resources to expedite action on their provision for internal roads, electricity, and water networks to meet the proposed commissioning date to ensure that the successful off-takers enter their houses without hassle.

The HoSF was conducted around the estate by the Executive Secretary of the Board and was accompanied by the Permanent Secretaries for Power (Mr. Mahmuda Mamman), Water Resources (Mr. Shehu Aliyu Shinkafi) and Works (Dr. Yakubu Kofar-Mata).

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