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Koko tank explosion: We’ve settled with the property owners — Ebenco

KOKO—THE waste management company based in Koko town, Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State, Ebenco Global Link Limited, whose air tank exploded last week Monday evening, due to equipment failure causing a minor damage to a nearby residential house in which no life was lost had said that the matter has been resolved with the owner and his family members.

Speaking to newsmen on the unfortunate incident, Managing Director of the firm, Mr. Ebenizar Oluwagbemiga explained that because of the cordial relationship existing between the company and its surrounding neighbours, the landlord only requested that his property be renovated and whatever the company deems fit should be given as compensation.

Oluwagbenga said that the company as part of its social corporate responsibility provides stable electricity, water and others to residents around the industrial area, adding that residents and Koko indigenes have been very supportive of the company’s operations.

He said that investigation into the cause was on-going with his engineers and external experts to forestall future occurrence, promising that they were committed to ensuring safely in Koko and thanked residents, indigenes and stakeholders for their continued support.

The wife of the house owner, whose roof was shattered, Mrs. Ekpede Madamedon after conducting newsmen round the rooms said the house was no longer safe for her and requested that she be relocated and her damaged property replaced, adding  that the company had agreed to her request, though her husband, Mr. Mathew did not agree with her position.

Authorities of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, were also around to see for themselves the magnitude of explosion and damages caused, though it is suspected that


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