The Lagos State Government says it is handling the fire incident at Okobaba, Ebute Metta by Jebba, so as to bring some succour to victims.
Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said this on Sunday while on visitation to the site of the incident to commiserate with the victims.
Sanwo-Olu was represented by the Commissioner for Finance, Rabiu Olowo, that of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Idris Salako and the Special Adviser to the Governor on Civic Engagement, Aderemi Adebowale-Owoeye.
They were accompanied by the Chairman, Lagos Mainland Local Government, Mrs Omolola Essien.
The governor, who spoke through Olowop, described the incidence as unfortunate, noting that it destroyed houses and businesses.
He said that the presence of the Special Adviser on Civic Engagement was to ensure a continuous dialogue with the people on ways to bring them happiness.
The governor also said that the presence of the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development was to understand the situation of the environment, all with the aim of bringing a lasting solution.
“It is learnt that there has been cases of fire incidence three times within three months, which is too much.
”I have asked my aides to come and have on the spot situation and report back to me.
”We are here to see exactly what happened, how bad it is, in a bid to understand the present situation so that we can also learn what we can do to bring some succour to the people affected.
”It is not very good at sight, what we will hope to do is to understudy the root cause and we are going to attack it from the root cause so that this kind of thing will not happen again. “We are not here to displace you,” he said
At least, one person was confirmed dead while others sustained injuries in a communal clash that broke out on Sunday in Okobaba, Ebute-Metta, Mainland Local Government Area where the fire gutted on Nov. 8.