The Minister of Solid Mineral Development, Dele Alake, has arrived in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, where he is set to conduct an on-the-spot assessment of the explosion that rocked Ibadan last week.
Recall that the Minister was received upon arrival at the Ibadan Airport by some officials of the Oyo state government alongside the Chief Medical Director of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Jesse Otegbayo.
During his visit, it is expected that Alake would meet with the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde and also visit the UCH, where the victims of the explosion are being treated.
It would be recalled that last Tuesday, an explosion rocked the Bodija area of Ibadan, destroying buildings and sending residents into panic.
The incident, which reportedly happened around 7:00 p.m., shook several houses and caused damage at multiple locations in the city.
The government later confirmed that five persons lost their lives while many others were injured in the explosion suspected to have been caused by dynamite belonging to some illegal miners.
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