The governor of Ogun state, Dapo Abiodun has expressed his condolence to the Oyo state government and its citizens over the explosion that occurred in the state capital, Ibadan on Tuesday.
Abiodun described the explosion as “a monumental tragedy” which saw needless deaths and property devastation caused by criminality and neglect.
The governor in a condolence message to Governor Seyi Makinde, commended the Oyo State administration for its quick action, sending first responders to the spot and maybe sparing more lives.
He expressed confidence that the Oyo State government was in complete control of the situation and that it would see to it that the people responsible for the heinous act were found and brought to justice.
He said: “I extend my deepest condolences to the government and the people of Oyo State following the tragic explosion that occurred in Ibadan on Tuesday.
“Our hearts go out to the families who lost their loved ones and those who were injured in this devastating incident. We stand in solidarity with the people of Oyo State during this difficult time and offer our full support in the recovery and rebuilding efforts.
“The quick response by the state government, no doubt, saved more lives, and this is commendable.
“May the souls of the departed rest in peace, and may the injured find strength and healing. Together, we will overcome this tragedy and emerge stronger.”
Abiodun added that Ibadan is strategic to every Yoruba person given its historic importance, adding that the governments of the South-West states would not be deterred by the tragic incident, but would “jointly intensify security across our states to ensure that our people are safe and secure.”