Fire razes court located inside school in Ibadan
• Oyo govt restates commitment to protect schools
A Grade ‘C’ customary Court building inside Omoyeni Memorial Primary School, Ode-Aje, Ibadan, has been razed by fire.
The inferno wreaked havoc on the building beyond imagination. The cause of the fire could not be ascertained. The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran, who was on an assessment to the primary school, reiterated Oyo State Government’s commitment to collaborate with relevant agencies to curb fire outbreak in public schools.
Adeniran reiterated the Board’s commitment to the protection of schools in the State, especially during the dry season.
Adeniran, who was accompanied by the Board and management team of the Agency, tasked head-teachers to ensure effective monitoring of classes and offices to guard against any illicit connection of electrical appliances and acts capable of causing the fire.
He charged them to be extra-vigilant in their environment and report any activity that may pose a threat to schools.
While sympathising with the Customary Court, over the incident, Adeniran thanked the school community putting out the fire.
He also hinted that the Board will ensure a collaboration with Ibadan South-East Local Government, under which the customary court is, adding that the building destroyed by fire would be rehabilitated as soon as possible.
“We commend you for being proactive and your quick intervention, which prevented this fire outbreak from spreading to classes here.
The Board is so grateful there was no casualty and that this happened when pupils had left school. I enjoin you to ensure you monitor whatever these children are doing and make sure all appliances are switched off after school hours”, he appealed to school authorities.