Lagos Remembers Victims of Ikeja Bomb Blasts

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Lagos State Governor,  Babatunde Fashola (2nd right) presenting a cheque of N250,000 to a family member of one of the victims of January 27, 2002 Ikeja bomb blasts, Mrs Florence Oni during its 10th commemoration at the Oke Afa Memorial Cemetery, Ejigbo, Lagos . With them are Deputy Governor,  Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire (right), Chairman, Ejigbo Local Council Development Area, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan (left) and General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA), Dr. Oke Osanyintolu (2nd left)…Friday

Lagos State Government Friday remembered the victims of the January 27, 2002 Ikeja Army Cantonment bomb blasts with the unveiling of the Oke Afa Memorial Wall and presentation of cheques of N250,000 each to 70 families of the victims.

Speaking at the remembrance programme which took place at the Oke Afa Memorial Cemetery, Governor Babatunde Fashola (SAN) charged the families of those who lost loved ones to take solace in the fact that there will always be a special place in history for people whose deaths bring about change.

He added that they must take solace in the fact that the loved ones will never be forgotten, stressing that though for some of the people, the memory and the pain may still be new, “they must not allow sorrow to overcome them and stand in their way.

Fashola stated that part of the steps already taken by his administration included the commencement of construction on the new Ajao –Ejigbo Bridge to pass over the Oke Afa Canal and Ejigbo end of the canal which will open up water transportation from the axis to the central Business District of Lagos Island and Festac Village and its environs respectively.


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