The Ondo State Government on Sunday’s evening commiserated with the people of Biagbini Community in Ese-Odo Local Government Area of the State over the unfortunate fire incident which claimed five lives.
In a Statement on behalf of the State government, the new Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Donald Ojogo said a State Government’s delegation will visit Biagbini Community to have a first-hand assessment of the scene and condole the immediate family of the victims.
Ojogo said, “The incident is sad It is particularly pathetic that a 70-year woman and her four grandchildren were victims of the inferno. The State Government shares in this agonising moment that has inflicted an indelible pain in the hearts of relations, friends and acquaintances of the departed.”
“Whether this incident was avoidable or not, it has once again brought to the fore, the need for all to be vigilant and mindful of our environment at all times.”
The Statement says, “against this backdrop, the State Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu Aketi, SAN while personally expressing condolence, has ordered an unfettered investigation into the incident to unravel the immediate and remote causes of the incident.”
“This is however, without prejudice to whatever step the Nigeria Police may have taken in response to the fire outbreak. Clearly, there will be synergy and collaboration in this regard.”
Ojogo nited that, “meanwhile, a State Government delegation will visit Biagbini Community to have a first-hand assessment of the site and condole with the immediate family of the victims. May God grant the family and indeed, the entire Biagbini Community the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss.”