Abule-Ado explosion: Lagos government open accounts for N2 Billion Relief Fund
The Lagos State Government has opened bank accounts to raise Two billion naira Emergency Relief Fund for victims of the Abule Ado explosion. The explosion which occurred on Sunday Morning destroyed 50 houses, 2,000 vehicles and killed more than 20 persons.
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The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu who visited the scene on Monday Morning, sympathized with the victims while urging corporate organisations and well-meaning Nigerians to support Government in providing succor to the victims. Sanwo-Olu also announced a N2 billion Emergency Relief Fund for the victims, and directed a seed fund of N250 million to be paid into it.
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Sanwo-Olu said: “I have set up Abule Ado Emergency Relief Fund; it is a N2 billion relief fund and the state government will immediately put in N250 million to that fund and overnight, I have gotten three banks to open account for that fund and that we are trying to achieve. This is beyond what the state government can do on its own. This is beyond what a government, nation or state level can undertake on its own,
“I am aware that some of my fellow governors have called, and have also received phone calls from the private sector, so what this fund will do is to give everybody the opportunity to be part of it and to be able to donate into it.
“Of course, the utilisation of this fund, which will also be headed by the deputy governor will also be part of the responsibility the committee will be saddled with. Just to know we are serious and are committed to it. I have three account numbers already: I have the Polaris Bank, with the account number-4030017510 account name is Abule Ado Emergency Relief Fund.”
Other accounts opened by the Lagos Governments are Zenith Bank 10171845716 and GTBank 0586615680.