The Kogi State Authorities has declared two days of mourning for the 23 victims of Wednesday’s tanker explosion in Felele, Lokoja.
The state’s Commissioner for Data, Mr Kingsley Fanwo made the announcement in a press release launched in Lokoja on Thursday.
The commissioner urged residents of the state to make use of the two-day mourning interval for a sober reflection in addition to pray for the victims and their relations.
He additionally mentioned the federal government will perform full investigations into the accident to find out the reason for the unlucky occasion.
“On this time of grief, we urge the folks to be deep in sober reflection and stand collectively for each other to drag out of the agonising loss.
“The Kogi authorities needs to guarantee households who misplaced family members and people whose homes had been affected, of help at this making an attempt second.
“We additionally name on related federal companies to supply aid supplies to help what the state authorities shall be offering.
“Our hearts are with the affected households.
“Could the souls of the departed relaxation in peace,” the assertion mentioned.