In retrospect to the Abule-Ado pipeline explosion, the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) has announced the donation of N200 million to the relief fund.
The donation followed the first N250 million by the state government to the N2 billion relief fund for the victims of the explosion.
The NGF who made this disclosure on Saturday, mentioned that it was a collective contribution.
Chairman of the Forum, Governor Fayemi Kayode, after appreciating efforts of Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu, said their mission is to commiserate with the Lagos State government and people of the state, particularly those who were affected by this incident.
The Chairman said, "There is a lot we have learnt about indiscriminate construction of buildings along NNPC pipeline. This is an opportunity to do something about NNPC pipeline across the country
” There have been lots of pipeline damages that have resulted in loss of lives. We would make recommendations as NGF on how to tackle this perennial problems.
“Any loss of lives is unfortunate. We thank God it happened on a Sunday. We are aware of the relief fund and have the authority of my colleagues to contribute to it.
“We are contributing N200million to the relief fund. I want to offer our condolences to the lives that have been lost. We pray for avoidance of such incident in the future."
The Abule Ado pipeline explosion which occured on the 15th of March, claimed lives and properties.