From: Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin-City
Deputy Governor of Edo State, Rt. Hon Philip Shaibu, has bemoaned the fire incident at the secretariat of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), saying that the state government awaits report of its investigation.
Hon. Shaibu, who was in company of former Speaker and member of Edo state House of Assembly Hon Victor Edoror, visited the burnt secretariat to see for himself the level of damage,which he condemned.
“I have seen that a lot of things have been destroyed including documents and mattresses. The state cordinator of the NYSC just briefed me and he said that the police are already investigating to unravel the cause of the fire. So, the police need to carry out a thorough investigation while we await their report so that the state government can take it from there,” Shaibu said.
The deputy governor added that from the preliminary investigation’s report available, it seems the incidence was as a result of someone’s carelessness.
Edo State coordinator of the scheme, Alhaji Yusuf Abdullahi, who was on hand to receive the deputy governor confirmed that investigation was already ongoing.
It was, however, gathered that the fire which completely destroyed everything in the main stores started at about 3.30pm on Saturday.
Mattresses, official files and documents were among other valuable items lost to the fire incidence.