7 January 2013


Ogun State Government Secretariat, located in Oke-Masan, Abeokuta, was, Saturday evening, gutted by fire.

The fire affected the car park of the Obas complex at the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs  within the Governor’s Office.

Seven vehicles belonging to the state government were razed before the fire was put out by the quick intervention of men of the state Fire Service.

A towing vehicle belonging to Ogun State Parking Management Scheme was seen arriving to remove other vehicles also parked within the vicinity when Sunday Vanguard visited the scene of fire.

Gov Ibikunle Amosun Gov Ibikunle Amosun

It was alleged that the fire was caused by bush burning  outside the complex.

Speaking with newsmen on the incident, the Deputy Chief of Staff (DCS) to Governor Amosun, Shuaib Salisu, thanked God that the fire was contained by the timely intervention of  fire fighters.

He added that the incident was as a result of the bush being burnt  near the Governor’s Office.

The DCS, accompanied by the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Amosun on Media, Funmi Wakama, hinted that men of the Fire Service had been put on red alert in case of any emergency as the fire was still burning outside the fence.

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