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Makinde signs Executive Order 001 to deal with offenders 

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday, signed into law Executive Order 001, 2024, on handling and storage of harmful substances.

Five people died, 77 sustained varying degrees of injuries and 58 houses damaged during January 16, 2024, explosion at Adeyi, Old Bodija in Ibadan, the state capital.

Makinde, in a brief signing ceremony, held at the Governor’s Office, Agodi, Ibadan, said the move became imperative in the light of the incident where explosives were stored in a residential area.

According to him, the law is on the safe handling and storage of harmful substances in the state.

He proceeded to the ground zero of the blast after signing the order.

While speaking with newsmen at the ground zero, the governor said, “I just signed an Executive Order on handling and storage of harmful substances. If you are caught in the state not following the law, the law will take its full course. There is zero tolerance on handling of harmful substances.”

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