Zenith Bank Plc and Dangote Cement donated N100 million naira each towards the Lagos relief fund for victims of the Abule Ado gas explosion
The representatives of the two organisations paid separate condolence visits to the Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-olu
The two organisations expressed sadness over the incident while announcing the donation of N100 million each to the N2 billion Fund earlier launched by the state government.
Ikazoboh said that the visit to the governor was to introduce the new management of the company and to commiserate with him on the sad incident that took place at Abule Ado.
“THE OTHER REASON IS TO COMMISERATE WITH THE GOVERNOR AND TO PLEDGE OUR SUPPORT THAT WE WOULD HELP IN THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE DAMAGED PART OF THE SITE. WE HAVE BEEN DIRECTED BY THE MANAGEMENT OF THE COMPANY TO MAKE AVAILABLE N100 MILLION WORTH OF CEMENT FOR REBUILDING OF THE DAMAGED PORTION OF ABULE ADO.”
The Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Zenith Bank, Onyeagwu, told the Governor, that he was there to reassure him of the bank’s support in taking care of the people affected by the explosion as well as commiserate with the State government on the incident.
According to him, the Sunday incident initially appeared like a movie until it was later confirmed. The visit was also to thank the State government for its prompt approach in handling the traumatic experience, praying that God would comfort the families of those affected by the explosion.
“Zenith Bank is making an immediate donation of N100million. We hope it would ameliorate the suffering of the victims. We pray God would console the families of those who died during the disaster.”
Sanwo-Olu expressed appreciation for the visit and the donation by both Dangote Cement and Zenith Bank.
He noted that the various donations coming in would enable the committee managing the funds have enough resources to work with, even though “money could never replace everything”.