The Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs, on Thursday, commended Governor Seyi Makinde over his swift response to the explosion that occurred at the Adeyi area of Bodija, Ibadan on Tuesday evening.
The council, in a statement signed by the Olugbon of Orile-Igbon and Deputy Chairman, Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs, Oba Francis Olusola Alao, commiserated with the Oyo state government and the victims of the incident.
The statement read: “The Council is deeply touched by the sad incident which claimed three lives and injured 77 persons, according to official announcements. Our prayers are with the victims, the bereaved and those who lost their expensive properties to the explosion.
“The Council commends Governor Makinde for his swift response including setting up of Emergency Response Team, assurance of paying the medical bills of all injured persons in the explosion and immediate mobilization of rescuers and security personnel to the site to manage the situation.
“We pray the Eledumare to repose the souls of those who lost their lives in the incident and quick recovery for those still nursing injuries at the hospital.
“Arising from the sad incident, the Council plans to have a meeting with His Excellency, Governor Makinde, on Tuesday, 23 January, 2024 over security breaches in communities during which members will come up with suggestions to the government on practical ways to prevent a recurrence of this kind of ugly situation in the future.
“A communique shall be issued at the end of the meeting.
“May the Eledumare protect all our subjects across the lengthy and breath of Oyo State,” the statement added.