The Lagos State Government has commenced the reconstruction of the Opebi helicopter crash site as promised, a statement from the government revealed.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Gboyega Akosile on Tuesday made the announcement through his official Twitter handle.
He tweeted: “In keeping with the promises of Governor @jidesanwoolu of less than 48 hours ago, @followlasema has commenced post-disaster reconstruction of the Opebi Helicopter crash site of Friday.
“Reconstruction of the affected fence and buildings at 14 and 16, Salvation Road, Opebi in Ikeja by the crashed helicopter commenced Monday morning, following Mr. Governor’s pledge, made in company of Hon. Commissioner for Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations, Engr. Omotayo Bamgbose-Martins and the DG/CEO of LASEMA, Dr. Oluwafemi Damilola Oke-Osanyitolu (@OkeOsanyintolu) on Saturday 29th August, 2020 during a hands-on visit and post-disaster assessment of the crash site.
“It would be recalled that Governor @jidesanwoolu on Saturday commended LASEMA, other emergency responders and security agencies for their swift response when a Bell 206 Helicopter, belonging to Quorum Aviation, travelling into Lagos from Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital with two crew members and a passenger crashed in-between two residential buildings on Salvation road in Opebi area of Lagos mid-day on Friday, killing two out of its three passengers instantly, and leaving the third critically injured.
“During inspection of the Opebi helicopter crash-site on Saturday to assess the extent of damage caused by the crash, Governor Sanwo-Olu who sympathized with families of the deceased three during the crash, prayed for God to comfort their families and promised that Lagos 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.”