Press Statement

July 7, 2019

The Ondo State Government commiserates with the people of Biagbini Community in Ese-Odo Local Government Area of the State over the unfortunate fire incident which claimed five lives.

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.
Against this backdrop, the State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, 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.

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.

Signed:

Donald Ojogo,
Commissioner for Information and Orientation,
Ondo State