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CAN expresses shock over the accident involving the VP’s convoy and Amuwo Odofin explosion, commiserates with the bereaved



The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev. Dr. Samson Olasupo A. Ayokunle and the entire Christian Association of Nigeria received with shock the news of the fatal accident involving the convoy of the Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, GCON, SAN while on their way to catch their flight at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja recently. 

The CAN president in a statement signed by Rev. Bayo Oladeji, the Special Assistant (Media &Communications) commiserated with the Vice President Osinbajo and described as unfortunate that a run away Toyota Camry Driver ran into the convoy of His Excellency, hit and killed one of the motor cycle escorts in the convoy, in the person of Late Inspector Ali Gomina.

CAN equally commiserates with the people and government of Lagos State over the Sunday’s explosion that went off at Abule Ado in Amuwo Odofin Local government area of Lagos State which has reportedly led to the demise of no fewer than 16 people including the Principal of Bethlehem Girls College, Rev Sister Henrietta Alokha and some students of the school. Many houses in the area were reportedly blown off or partly pulled down as a result of the explosion.

The Christian body also prayed to God to console and comfort them all and at the same time pray for the quick recovery of those who are currently recuperating in the hospitals. 

CAN went on to asks both the Federal and the Lagos State governments to investigate the disaster with a view to discovering the remote and immediate causes of the incident in order to prevent a future reoccurrence of the disaster anywhere in the country as it will as well allow disciplinary action to be taken against any act of negligence or criminality that caused the avoidable disaster.