A fire has destroyed an abandoned Federal Government’s electricity plant at Oke-Agbe, in Akoko North-West Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The residents of the community expressed despair over the multi-million naira facility which was constructed to improve power supply in the Ondo North Senatorial district, as well as parts of Ekiti and Kogi States.
The former President Goodluck Jonathan administration established the Maura Power plant, Oke-Agbe while office.
An eyewitness who spoke on the incident revealed that the entire power plant was destroyed by the inferno, the source further stated that the fire could not be stopped due to the absence of the men of the Ondo State Fire Service.
“We just saw he place burning suddenly and we don’t know what could have caused it and the firefighters were not on ground to put out the fire because they are not in this local government.”
Another source claimed that the fire which destroyed the electricity plant might have been caused by bush burning in the environment.
The community leader, Owolabi Abanikanda, while speaking on the incident said: “Oke-Agbe is in sorrowful mood over the colossal loss of the multi-million naira electricity equipment to the unfortunate fire.”
The spokesperson of the state Police Command, CSP Femi Joseph, who confirmed the incident and said that investigation had begun.
“We are yet to know the cause of the fire but we have commenced an investigation,” he said.