Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State provided an update on the aftermath of last Tuesday’s explosion in Ibadan, stating that 90 percent of the victims have been discharged from various hospitals.
Speaking on Sunday, Governor Makinde commended the efforts of security agencies in maintaining law and order around Bodija and expressed gratitude to residents for their compliance with directives.
During the update, he mentioned that on Sunday, the medical team at the Emergency Operations Centre, accompanied by the Honourable Commissioner for Health, visited two hospitals where victims were taken, and over 90 percent of them have been discharged.
The current death toll from the incident stands at five persons, and counselling for victims has commenced at the Emergency Operations Centre in Ibadan.
Governor Makinde informed that search and rescue operations at the Dejo Oyelese Close site of the explosion have concluded, transitioning to recovery efforts.
He expressed appreciation for the Nigerian Society of Engineers, conducting structural integrity tests on approximately 230 properties around the blast site, including 13 houses within a 50-metre radius, 40 houses at 100 metres, 122 houses at 200 metres, and 53 houses within a 250-metre radius.
Additionally, Governor Makinde thanked Governor Jide Sanwo-Olu for releasing the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) to support the recovery efforts.
He acknowledged the assistance provided by Engineer Olatunde Akinsanya, the Director of Operations, and emphasized ongoing collaborative efforts to address the aftermath of the tragic incident.