Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote and Zenith Bank have donated N100m each into the N2b relief fund set up by the Lagos State Government to rehabilitate victims of the 15 March Abule Ado-Sabo gas explosion.
Commissioner for information and strategy, Gbenga Omotoso announced the donations on Saturday, acknowledging also donations by state governments.
While the government thanked the donors, Omotoso canvassed for more support to rebuild the community.
He said no fewer than 20 people died and property worth billions of Naira destroyed in the disaster.
Omotoso said the support was necessary because the financial resources required to restore Abule-Ado-Soba were enormous.
“The Abule-Ado Emergency Relief Fund accounts are domiciled in three banks: Polaris Bank – 4030017510; Zenith Bank – 1017184516; and Guaranty Trust Bank – 0568615688,” he said.
According to him, Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has released N250 million of the N2billion promised toward the cause.
”The fact-finding Committee constituted by the governor to determine the cause of the explosion and proffer recommendations to prevent a re-occurrence will soon complete its assignment,” he said.