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Proprietress Cries Out As Fire Guts School Building in Ketu, Lagos

Tragedy struck on Friday 21st December as fire guts a private nursery and primary school in Ketu are of Lagos.

The fire started at 5pm at 1 Olaitan Obiyemi close, off Kukoyi Street where Destined Kids nursery and primary school is located.

Mrs Eunice Omisande, Proprietress of Destined Kids Nursery and Primary School
Mrs Eunice Omisande, Proprietress of Destined Kids Nursery and Primary School

Residents succeeded in putting out fire before the arrival of the men of Lagos state fire service.

According to residents, firefighters arrived with two vehicles two hours after the fire started.

It was gathered that the school properties destroyed were worth millions of naira which included, furniture, Textbooks, Document, Bundles of uniform materials, fans, drums, boards among others.

When our correspondent visited the scene, the school stationeries which were burnt to ashes were visible.

On what caused the inferno, a resident who does not want to be quoted revealed that a neighbor at the next compound caused the fire accident.

According to the resident, the neighbor was burning refuse in her compound and suddenly the fire spread uncontrollably.

The Proprietress of the school identified as Mrs Eunice Omisande had recently lost her husband, BreezeReporters learnt.

Her husband was said to have died November 10 and she was still mourning his demise when the fire incident happened.

Speaking to BreezeReporters, Mrs Omisande who was visibly depressed said ‘’this is my only source of livelihood; I have just lost my husband and still mourning him when I was informed about the fire.

According to her, she has over 50 pupils and thirteen employees in the school.

The grieving Educationist wondered how she would restart her school ahead of January 2019 resumption of academic activities.

‘’I don’t know where to start from; this is my only source of livelihood.

‘’I have children in the universities, my husband just died and I was still mourning his death when this (fire accident) happened, She said.

‘’ I have 13 teaching staff, over 50 pupils, how do we restart all over again, because right here as you can see, we couldn’t recover anything.

Mrs Omisande appealed to Local and state government to come to her aid, even as she expressed her sadness over what has become of her business.

Adeyemi Olalemi

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