The Governor, in the company of his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, sympathized with the families of the victims and also evaluated the recovery of the survivors.
The Governor took the time to go around the three rooms where some of the victims were receiving treatment for varying degrees of injury. Among the survivors, there are three children and four adults.
While describing the incident as unfortunate, Governor Sanwo-Olu lamented the criminal activities related to the pipeline in the state, stressing that the State Government would cooperate with the Federal Government to strengthen the security patrol of vulnerable areas to protect the lives of the residents.
He said: “We are here to check the survivors, who are receiving treatment and to evaluate their healing process, although we had some deaths, there are many survivors with different degrees of burns, they are responding well to the treatment. I assured that the government would do everything possible to make them recover.
“This type of unfortunate incident must be a lesson for all of us. We can not continue witnessing the loss of life to this type of preventable crimes. Those who are bent on making illegal wealth at the expense of other people’s lives should have a rethink.
“Sanwo-Olu warned those involved in the vandalization of the pipeline to give up, saying that the full wrath of the law would be against the economic saboteurs. The air about why he did not visit the scene of the fire incident. He said:
“The problem of pipe vandalization is A criminal matter that is being dealt with by the Federal Government. For use in the state, my deputy and I did not visit the incident site, because we did not want to do a camera show on the scene.
This is not because we do not have empathy or we are not doing what is required of us; It is a crime scene, and the security agents are on the site to be investigated. We do not want to interrupt that process. “