Update On Elepe Secondary School Fire: Fire Fighters, Others Intervention Prevent Spread

Kunle Adelabu

Hon. Nurudeen Solaja, representative of the Ikorodu Constituency II at the scene of the fire incident at Elepe Secondary School, Igbogbo on Sunday. Photo credit:Monday Ohi Obadan.

Quick response from different quarters and prompt arrival by the men of the Lagos State Fire Service at the Elepe Secondary  School helped in stopping the fire that engulfed the solar panel of the school.

THE IMPACT had earlier reported from the eye witness angle that a section of the school was on fire and contacts were made with major stakeholders for their interventions.

According to eyewitnesses, the solar panel was completely burnt.

It was gathered that aside from the effort of the Majority Leader, Lagos House of Assembly, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade and the Adeboruwa of Igbogbo, Oba Semiudeen Kasali, other personalities also intervened.

Mr Monday Ohi Obadan, a social media commentator, who responded to the news by THE IMPACT, said that the Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA Disaster Management Team was activated and also that the representative of the Ikorodu Constituency II, Hon Nurudeen Solaja, was on ground to ensure that the fire was put out.

“Great Alert! I learnt that it was the Solar Station that got burnt and the IBLCDA local disaster management Team was activated and they promptly escalated it and quick response was received from safety and security agencies to abate further damage to the school facility. Great Vigilance from all and sundry”, he said while responding to our report.

“Hon. N.S. Solaja, the Legislator representing Ikorodu Cons. II, (under which the school is located), a silent achiever, is on ground to coordinate the abatement activities”, Obadan added.

Many residents that commented on THE IMPACT,  Ikorodu Ambassadors and other platforms commended the prompt intervention but called for stationing of a fire station close to that area since none is existing.

The two state fire stations that can serve the axis are currently under construction at the Lagos State University of Science and Technology (LASUSTECH), Ikorodu main campus at Itamaga and Ijede Local Council Development Area.

A Federal Fire Service official who also spoke with THE IMPACT, also informed that a fire station has been approved for Ikorodu and major stakeholders have been approached for location to build the station.

The only fire station serving the entire Ikorodu Division is located opposite the 174 Battalion, Odogunyan.

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