The Lagos State Government has commenced the post-disaster reconstruction of the Opebi Helicopter crash site of Friday, August 28th, 2020.

This comes barely 24 hours after Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who visited the scene of the accident on Monday morning, promised to support those affected by the crash.

This was made known in a statement issued on Tuesday, September 1st, 2020, by the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Sanwo-Olu on new media, Jubril Gawat, on his official Twitter handle.

Scene of the helicopter crash incident Twitter@Mr_JAGss

He said the reconstruction of the affected fence and buildings at 14 and 16, Salvation Road, Opebi in Ikeja commenced on Monday morning, following the Governor’s pledge.

Sanwo-Olu in company with the Commissioner for Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations, Omotayo Bamgbose-Martins, and the Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Oluwafemi Damilola Oke-Osanyitolu conducted a post-disaster assessment of the crash site.

Scene of helicopter crash incident. Twitter@Mr_JAGss

The Governor also promised that the state Government will conduct integrity tests on the affected buildings within a hundred metres radius and do necessary repairs to assist the affected families by restoring normalcy as quickly as possible.

“The affected buildings are residential homes that have citizens living there. As at the exact time the helicopter crash happened, a lot of people were not in the premises and even the elderly people that were around and in their rooms.

“Tests will be conducted to understand the integrity of the buildings and once that is ascertained today or tomorrow, we will start work with the federal agencies.

“We will start the reconstruction and renovation of the places affected by the crash; the rooms, walls, tents and ensure that we quickly bring respite to the senior citizens that have been affected,” Governor said

The Governor also commended LASEMA, other emergency responders, and security agencies for their swift response to the crash.

Recall that Eons Intelligence reported on Friday, August 28th, 2020, that a Quorum Aviation helicopter with registration number 5N BQW crashed in Opebi area of Lagos State and claimed the life of three persons in it.

The aircraft was said to have travelled into the State from Rivers before the tragic incident occurred.


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