The Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has visited the scene of the explosion in Kano which affected a primary school in the state and led to the loss of lives.
Prof. Osinbajo visited the scene on Tuesday as confirmed in a statement by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande.
The Vice President’s media aide explained that Osinbajo was in Kano for an interactive session with delegates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano but had a stopover at the scene of the explosion.
“VP who was already scheduled to hold his ongoing consultations with APC stakeholders and delegates in Kano this afternoon, stops at the scene of this morning’s explosion in Sabon Geri before proceeding with the delegates’ interactive meeting,” Akande said.
The statement added that the Vice President who commiserated with the victims of the explosion was accompanied on the visit by Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.
“VP Osinbajo accompanied by Kano Gov. expresses condolences with victims of the explosion & their relatives, while also wishing the injured speedy recovery. He is now departing the scene of the explosion in Sabon Gari, focusing on the planned consultations in Kano for the day,” the statement added.
It will be recalled that following the explosion, authorities in Kano have clarified that the Tuesday morning incident was not a bomb explosion as feared in many quarters but rather, a gas explosion.