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Hip hop, Nollywood stars sympathize with Lagos gas explosion victims

By Monsuru Olowoopejo

Viewing aerial shots from the scene of gas explosion in Abule-Ado, Amuwo-Odofin Local Government, Nigerian hip-hop artists, and Nollywood actors, and actresses have reacted to the disaster that claimed over 20 lives and left several others with different degrees of burns, urging the government and individuals to assist the victims.

The entertainers’ reactions came after the Lagos State Government sets up N2 billion relief funds and inaugurated a 16-man investigative committee to unravel reasons or actions that led to the explosion.

Sympathizing with victims over the tragedy, David Adeleke known as Davido, who canceled his North America tour over coronavirus outbreak in United State (US), stressed that his heart is heavy after reading what happened at the scene.

Davido further celebrated the courage of Sister Henrietta Alokha, Principal of Bethlehem Girls College, Abúlé Ado, who lost her life after saving several students with a picture to celebrate her courage.

Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh in an image posted on her social media urged Nigerian to pray for the departed souls and their families for the loss recorded.

The outspoke actress, said: “Prayers up for the families who lost loved ones today due to the pipeline explosion…May God grant them the fortitude to bear the loss. Our heartfelt condolence to the bereaved”.

Also, Nollywood actor, Femi Adebayo popularly called Jelili, described the images from the explosion scene as terrible and prayed for the deceased and their relatives.

The multi-award-winning actor, a former special assistant on arts, culture, and tourism to the immediate past governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed, said: “I have been looking at images coming from the explosion at Abule Ado, Lagos and it is terribly sad. May God give the families affected the strength to bear the loss resulting from this disaster”.

BBNaija reality star, Tacha, who was currently in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) in her reaction stated that the news of deaths recorded from the explosion made her very sad.

However, Tacha who is currently in Dubai, questioned whether Nigerians were not tired of experiencing disaster month after month. According to her, Nigerians should do better rather than just pray any time misfortune befalls them.

Ronke Odusanya popularly called Flakky Ididowo in a message on her social media described the scene as horrible and made her very sad.

After viewing the picture, Odusanya said: “It is really sad…..My heart goes out to the victims of Abule Ado and Amuwo Odofin blast”.

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