Some residents of Kwara lost property worth over N10 million in fire incidents that occurred from December 2018 to date, Alhaji AbdulRasaq Akanbi-Jimoh, a government official said.
Akanbi-Jimoh, the Special Adviser to Governor AbdulFatah Ahmed of Kwara on Emergency and Relief services, made this known on Wednesday in Ilorin.
He told the News Agency of Nigeria that the fire outbreaks were due to electrical faults.According to him, most of the fire outbreaks were attributable to failure of the victims to switch off electrical appliances when they left home.
The official said that some of the areas where fire incidents occurred during the period included Gambari, Itamerin, Dunmode Compound at Ojuekun area and Afon, Headquarters of Asa Local Government area of the state.
Akanbi-Jimoh listed valuables lost to the fire to include household items, clothing materials, electrical gadgets, sewing machines, furniture and other assorted materials.
He said that names of affected victims had been submitted to the governor with a view to alleviate their plights.
He said: “The account of the Agency for 2018 has closed, but l have submitted my paper to the state governor for the provision of immediate succour for the victims.”
He advised residents of the state to always ensure they switched off electrical appliances before leaving home to guide against fire incidences.
The State Director of Fire Service, Malam Abdulwaheed Yakub, confirmed to NAN that several cases of fire outbreaks were recorded in various parts of the state from December 2018 till date.
Yakub said the state Fire Service had attended to 12 fire outbreaks within the last two weeks.