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Lagos disaster: CAN commiserates with victims, commends Sanwoolu over N2billion relief funds

by Church Times

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The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev (Dr) Samson Ayokunle, has  commiserated with victims of the March 15 disaster in Lagos.

CAN equally commiserates with the people and the government of Lagos State over the explosion which reportedly led to the painful death of about 16 people, including the Principal of Bethlehem Girls College, Rev Sister Henrietta Alokha, who reportedly died in the process of trying to rescue the students.

Houses in the area were reportedly blown off or partly pulled down as a result of the huge impact of the explosion.

The  body also expressed satisfaction with the steps taken so far by the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu  after the explosion

A statement signed by the special assistant to the CAN president on media and communication Pastor Adebayo Oladeji states ‘our hearts go to all the bereaved families and we pray to God to console and comfort them all. We at the same time pray for the quick recovery of those who are currently recuperating in the hospitals.’

The statement also notes  specifically that the N2billion relief fund for victims of the Lagos disaster will go a long way in bringing succour to the victims.

The body however calls on both the Federal and the Lagos State governments to investigate the disaster with a view to discovering the remote and immediate causes of the incident in order to prevent a future reoccurrence anywhere in the country.

The outcome of the investigation according to CAN ‘will, as well, allow necessary disciplinary action to be taken, that is, if it is found that the avoidable disaster has any connection with official act of negligence, complicity or criminality.’

CAN stated  that every citizen of this country is too precious to be wasted in this way

While calling on the Federal Government to support the laudable action of the  Lagos State government and the intervention of  corporate bodies  the association prayed that never  again will the country experience such a disaster in Jesus Name.


 

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