Lagos explosion: Bethlehem school loses 5 staff, 3 students currently receiving treatment – Education Director
The director of Education, Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, Monsignor Jerome Oduntan says of the 269 students of the Bethlehem only 3 of the students are currently in the hospital receiving treatment after the Sunday explosion of Sunday.
The Education director who spoke to TVC news noted that 5 staff of the school died.
However, 276 persons are reported to have been displaced, 5 schools affected while over 130 houses were either largely or moderately affected by the explosion.
Recall that the Lagos State government announced that it has set up a N2billion .
The governor of the State Babjide Sanwo-Olu had noted that the incident was certainly beyond what the state government can undertake on its own. “This is beyond what the government, be it at the national or state, can undertake on its own”.
“So, what this fund would do is to give everybody the opportunity to be part of it and to be able to donate into it,” the governor said.
He also added that critical stakeholders will be members of the committee which include: Commissioner for special duty as the co-chairman; Commissioner for education; Commissioner for finance; Commissioner for Environment; Permanent secretary; the ministry of Health, Permanent secretary; works and infrastructure; the Commissioner of police or the deputy commissioner of police will also be part of the committee.
Others are the senior special assistant on security; Chairman of the Local government; Representative of the CDC and CDA; Representative of St. Bethlehem Girls college; Commissioner for the ministry of physical planning; Representative of the NNPC; National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA), and two representatives of the host community.
The committee has been given 2 weeks to submit its report on cause explosion.