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Gov. Sanwo-Olu Visits Accident Scene, Guarantees Renovation Of Broken Buildings

Gov. Sanwo-Olu Visits Accident Scene, Promises Renovation Of Damaged Structures

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu speaking to one of many affected residents, Mrs. Johnson

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-olu, on Saturday visited the positioning of the helicopter crash at Salvation Highway in Opebi space of the State 24 hours after the incident to evaluate the injury of the crash.

Talking to journalists after trying around the crash website and assembly with homeowners of affected buildings, the Governor promised that Lagos State Authorities would perform integrity checks on the buildings and do needed repairs and help the affected households.

Recall Bell 206 Helicopter, belonging to Quorum Aviation, was touring in from Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital with two crew members and a passenger earlier than it crashed in between two residential buildings within the Opebi space of Lagos at mid-day on Friday.

Mr Sanwo-Olu additionally sympathised with the households of the three those who misplaced their family members through the crash and prayed that God would consolation the households of the deceased.

He stated: “I’m right here to do an actual on the spot evaluation and I’ve seen issues for myself. We thank God that as painful because the incident may be, the injury was not past what we’ve got witnessed. We’re pained by the demise of the three folks on board however we thank God as a result of it might have been worse than that. The affected buildings are residential houses which have residents dwelling there. As on the precise time the helicopter crash occurred, lots of people weren’t within the premises and even the aged those who have been round and of their rooms. However as God would have it, nothing in time period of fatality occurred to folks on the bottom. So, we have to thank God. If not, fatality might have been much more than what we’re speaking about.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, being proven around the scene of the helicopter crash

“As you may see the folks affected are senior residents; they’re folks of their 80s and 70s that I’ve come to condole with and likewise thank God for them. We’ve seen the extent of destruction and damages. Exams shall be performed to know the integrity of the buildings and as soon as that’s ascertained right this moment or tomorrow, we are going to begin work with the federal businesses. We’ll begin the reconstruction and renovation of the locations affected by the crash; the rooms, partitions, tents and be sure that we rapidly convey respite to the senior residents which have been affected.

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“From Monday, we are going to begin rebuilding the broken construction and likewise help in any areas the homeowners of the buildings want our help. We can even help the senior residents wherever they need assistance. We all know that the incident has had some impression on them. We’ll give them no matter help we may give them to cut back their psychological, bodily and emotion hardship, which can have been brought on by the incident. We might be doing that for them as a authorities. The entire essence of governance is to make sure that as soon as your residents are affected like this, authorities have to stand up.”

Governor Sanwo-Olu additionally counseled all of the federal and state businesses for his or her fast response by transferring to the positioning of the crash shortly after the helicopter crash.


“I would like commend all our frontline staff, all of the emergency employees that turned up yesterday with residents within the neigbourhood that turned out in massive quantity to assist,”
he stated.

Talking through the governor’s go to, residents of the helicopter crash website space thanked Governor Sanwo-olu for visiting the crash website, as they thank God that when the helicopter crash landed, there was no gas in it.

They prayed for Governor Sanwo-olu, saying his tenure in authorities shall be profitable, noting that is the primary time one thing will occur and a sitting governor in Lagos will make a fast response.

Additionally they thanked a number of businesses of Lagos State for making fast response to the crash website and clearing it.

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In her tackle, one of many homeowners of the affected buildings, 77-year outdated Oluwayemisi Oluwole stated the repairs promised by the governor must be executed rapidly for her to have the ability to transfer again into her residence.

She stated: “I thank God for what occurred as a result of there was no person within the house affected by the crash. We thank God that the helicopter didn’t land on prime of the home. We thank God that there was no gas within the helicopter when it landed.

“I hope anyone will come and assess the diploma of the injury and that must be executed rapidly as a result of I’ve not entered the home since yesterday as a result of I’ve been banned from coming into the home.

“Since yesterday lots of people got here right here with out observing any COVID-19 protocols. In my home now, I can depend 20 face masks on the ground. So, I wish to enchantment to authorities to come back and assist us to sanitise the place. I’m very completely happy that you simply (Governor Sanwo-Olu) have blood that you understand one thing occurred to your topics and also you determined to go to them. Your reign shall be candy in Jesus title.”

Additionally talking, Sesan Kuyoro, additionally thanked a number of businesses of Lagos State for making fast response to the crash website and clearing it.

He stated their response confirmed the dedication of the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration to the welfare of the residents of the state.

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GBOYEGA AKOSILE

CHIEF PRESS SECRETARY

AUGUST 29, 2020

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