The Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Tayo Alasoadura, on Sunday commiserated with victims of Saturday’s explosion on the Akure-Owo highway.
The Nigeria News Agency reports that a truck conveying dynamites on Saturday exploded on the ever-busy highway, destroying houses as well as a church and school.
Alasoadura, in a statement, expressed the hope that the cause of the explosion would be thoroughly investigated by relevant agencies of government and their reports made public.
He urged government to offer appropriate monetary relief to victims of the blast.
Alasoadura regretted that the unfortunate incident happened at a time the country was battling with the coronavirus ravaging the world.
The minister urged residents to follow government directives so that the blast site and its environment could be restored and made safe for all.
Edited By: Edwin Nwachukwu/Mufutau Ojo)