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Aftermath Of The Apata Fire Incident, Gov Makinde Visits The Area, Pledges Succour

The Oasis Reporters


December 21, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, while addressing shop owners affected by the Apata fire incident, during his visit to the scene, on Tuesday. PHOTO: Oyo Gov’s Media Unit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Right in the middle of a debilitating fuel scarcity in Ibadan city and pretty much the South West region of Nigeria, a fire incident occurred in the Apata area to further push a kneeling fuel problem into a prostrate position.

 

Apata is a community on the outskirts of Ibadan at the boundary between Oyo State and Ogun State. It is a mere thirty minutes drive to Abeokuta, capital of Ogun State. 

 

The area also houses the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Depot for Oyo State.

 

Initially established in what was see as the bushy outskirts of Ibadan city, the area has seen a massive influx of people into the area, building sprawling mansions because the presence of a Petroleum depot gave it a huge status being the convergence area of the Petroleum marketers who must always be in and around the vicinity for their business.

 

While Ibadan city was struggling to put energy into the vehicles of commuters at a time petrol was scarce and people were buying petrol for between 250 naira to 350 naira due to chronic shortages, disaster occurs.

 

A fire incident that may have been triggered by just about anything with combustible liquid in it.

 

 

 

From right, Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde; Commissioner for Trades and Commerce, Bayo Lawal; PDP, Oyo South Senatorial District candidate, Joseph Tegbe and Chief of Staff, Hon. Segun Ogunwuyi, during the inspection of ongoing Apata-Bembo-Jankata road, Ibadan. PHOTO: Oyo Gov’s Media Unit.

 

 

Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde (middle); Chief of Staff, Hon. Segun Ogunwuyi (left); Commissioner for Public Works and Transport, Prof. Kehinde Shangodoyin (second left); Chairman, State Advisory Council, Senator Hosea Agboola (right) and others, during the inspection of ongoing Apata-Bembo-Jankata road, Ibadan. PHOTO: Oyo Gov’s Media Unit.

 

 

Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, acknowledging the compliments of Ibadan residents in Apata area, during his visit to the scene of the fire incident, on Tuesday. PHOTO: Oyo Gov’s Media Unit.

 

 

Engineer Seyi Makinde, himself a Petroleum Industry player before he became governor of Oyo State went to the area on an inspection visit.

 

Greg Abolo

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Greg Abolo

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