Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State yesterday met with the displaced victims of the Abule-Egba pipeline explosion, saying that he would meet with the management of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to discuss issues of compensation for the victims.
Sanwo-Olu said the government would also be discussing with the cor poration on measures to be taken in finding a lasting solution to incidents of pipeline vandalism in the State.
The governor disclosed this while sympathising with over 300 displaced victims of the inferno resettled in Igando Emergency Relief Camp in Alimosho LGA by the State government.
It would be recalled that Sanwo-Olu was on a week-long working visit to the United Kingdom (UK) when the incident occurred. However, his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, led cabinet members and top government officials on a visit to the scene of the fire last Tuesday.
The governor said the compensation plan would be extended to those whose properties were razed in the inferno, adding that some of the victims who rented homes in the area would also be supported to re-adjust back to their normal lives.