Ibadan Explosion: Oyo Govt Moves Homeless Victims To Calton Gate, Palms 77 Hotels

The Oyo state government has moved homeless victims of Tuesday night’s explosion at Bodija Estate to Calton Gate and Palms 77 hotels located in the Agodi area of Ibadan.

The governor, Seyi Makinde visited the hotels Wednesday afternoon as well as the scene of the explosion.

This is just as the government has set up an Emergency Situation Hub to collate and coordinate the management of victims affected by the explosion that rocked Ibadan last night.

A statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Prince Dotun Oyelade, on Wednesday, January 17, explained that anyone who is affected can go to the premises of the Housing Corporation, Bodija, Ibadan.

The Commissioner, who said the situation hub is headed by the Deputy Governor, Barrister Bayo Lawal, also advised victims to submit verifiable evidence of their losses and seek clarifications on the nature of government intervention.

The statement said that temporary accommodation has been organised by the government for those displaced as a result of the explosion, while the state government will also finance the hospital bills of those injured.


The commissioner confirmed that several victims have started registering at the hub, and are being put through by emergency and disaster experts.

The commissioner said that as a result of new evidence, the government is interrogating certain leads that suggest the storage of explosives by illegal miners residing in the area.

During his visit to the scene Tuesday night, Makinde implored residents of Oyo State to be more sensitive to the goings-on in their environment.

“If you see something, say something” the Governor stressed.


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