DAILY FILE – Some residents of Kwara lost property worth over N10 million in fire incidents that occurred from December 2018 to date.
Akanbi-Jimoh, the Special Adviser to the state governor on Emergency and Relief services,Alh AbdulRasaq Akanbi- Jimoh disclosed this during an interview with journalists in Ilorin, the state capital.
He said that the fire outbreaks were due to electrical faults. According to him, most of the fire outbreaks were attributable to failure of the victims to switch off electrical appliances when they left home.
He said that some of the areas where fire incidents occurred during the period under review included Gambari, Itamerin, Dunmode Compound at Ojuekun area and Afon, Headquarters of Asa Local Government area of the state.
Akanbi-Jimoh listed valuables lost to the fire to include household items, clothing materials, electrical gadgets, sewing machines, furniture and other assorted materials.
He said that names of affected victims had been submitted to the governor AkhajiAbfulFatah Ahmed with a view to alleviate their plights. “The account of the Agency for 2018 has closed, but l have submitted my paper to the state governor for the provision of immediate succour for the victims”, Akanbi-Jimoh said.
He advised residents of the state to always ensure they switched off electrical appliances before leaving home to guide against fire incidences.
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