Connect with us


LASG disburses funds to 300 victims of Abule-Egba pipeline explosion



LASG disburses funds to 300 victims of Abule-Egba pipeline explosion

The Lagos State Government (LASG), has completed the disbursement of N19.2 million to 300 victims of Abule-Egba pipeline explosion at the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Internally Displayed Persons (IDPs) camp in Igando, Lagos.

The Director-General, LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, made this known at a media briefing in Lagos on Friday.

He explained that Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state had tried in ameliorating the disaster that took place on Jan. 19 at Abule-Egba area of Lagos.

He said that the pipeline explosion affected more than 320 people, saying that the victims had been camped at LASEMA IDPs in Igando.

Oke-Osanyintolu said that since January, the agency had been improving on the victims’ nutritional status.

“Today, we have built their capacity in spite of the low economy being experienced in the state due to COVID-19 pandemic. We were able to keep them in our camp since Jan. 22.

“We prevented them from unwanted diseases, we ensured clean environment, and personal hygiene and hospital was provided with adequate drugs and equipment to treat the IDPs.

“Toward the tail end, we engaged them with skills acquisition in collaboration with Lagos State Ministry of Poverty Alleviation and at the end, we provided them with equipment to enable them work and improve their livelihood.

“We provided them with equipment such as clippers, basic fishing materials, soap making materials and so on.

“Today, we have completed the disbursement of the financial assistance.

“We are giving 69 households N225, 000 each while we are also giving 25 individuals N150, 000 each,” Oke-Osanyintolu said.

He pleaded with the victims to spend the money judiciously, noting that they should also imbibe lessons learnt at the camp, which would assist them to cope with life in the society.

The LASEMA boss commended the Lagos State Government, Commissioner for Special Duties, Mr Bamgbose Martins and other stakeholders, who had supported the victims during their camping period.

He, however, urged miscreants to stop vandalizing the petroleum pipelines and pleaded with the residents to quickly inform the agency if they discover anyone vandalizing the pipeline.

Edited By: Abiodun Esan/Felix Ajide (NAN)




Aisha Cole: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]

Andreescu will not defend United States Open title Serena beats Venus to reach Lexington quarter-finals Gov. Umahi rejects Ebonyi’s transfer to Police Zone 13 Division UN Chief welcomes Israel, UAE peace agreement Caretaker committee promises better times for Anambra football stakeholders, unveils new FA secretariat NAPHER-SD identifies loopholes in sports industry policy draft, calls for review COVID-19: PTF working with partners to implement comprehensive response to virus How I survived COVID-19 — Foreign Affairs Minister Leipzig stun Atletico Madrid to reach Champions League last four Workshop identifies harmful impacts of Global Gag Rule on developing nations Okei-Odumakin mourns former US Ambassador, Walter Carrington Nollywood: Censors Board, stakeholders hold roundtable on policy for release of films Not the right time for me to return to Barca as coach, Xavi says Anambra monarchs protest suspension, say “nothing warrants it” Edo Election: Ize-Iyamu promises to harness solid minerals in Akoko-Edo COVID-19: Commission refunds 2020 Hajj intending pilgrims in Adamawa Edo 2020: Crowds at rallies thrill Shaibu Board decries increase in maternal, newborn mortality in Plateau FG will prosecute destroyers of Akanu Ibiam Int’l Airport fence – Minister   IPAC dissolves interim committee, fixes  Sept. 5 for election NiMet predicts cloudy, thundery activities Friday to Sunday Nigeria’s low COVID-19 cases due to low sample collection — NCDC Members pass vote of confidence in ALGON president, Kolade Alabi Osinbajo advocates purpose-built software for virtual court proceedings Oyo govt. to spend N5.5bn to remodel Salami Stadium Resurgence of COVID-19 on health workers worrisome — Minister NGO empowers 40 rehabilitated youths in Kwara LASG gives cash donation to victims of rainstorm in Badagry Left Handers Day: We are blessed, intelligent – Jos left handers Monarchs laud Buhari’s developmental efforts in South East UNnilag VC position not vacant – workers unions 684 evacuees test positive to COVID-19 — PTF FG begins reform of Calabar, Kano special economic zones PenCom mulls contributors RSA transfer window -Official Lagos Police College, LASCODA partner to promote coconut development MTN Nigeria lifts NSE market indices further by 0.38% Christian group urges FG to end banditry, kidnapping, others CAN announces intercessory prayer session over insecurity in Nigeria Banditry in Katsina will soon fizzle out – Sen. Barkiya TETFUND could perform well with available resources – Minister Gov. Diri urges Agip to relocate to Bayelsa Abia needs competent leaders, not zoning — Otti ActionAid Nigeria urges small-holder women farmers on NAIC facilities UK, Nigeria partner on regulatory reforms on right of way 38,000 vulnerable households to benefit from CACOVID relief items in Zamfara    FG inaugurates team on digital innovation for improved service delivery  Be transformational leaders, President, Nigeria Baptist Convention charges new board members Senate committees begins scrutiny, consideration of 2021-2023 MTEF, FSP document How to further boost Nigeria’s GDP — Onu Minister lauds FCTA press corps over accurate reportage, professional conduct