The power plant of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) in Ayede, Akinyemi way, Ring Road, was on Wednesday gutted by fire.
As of the time of filing this report, the raging fire was still burning and no official of the state’s fire service had been seen to put out the fire.
Also, there has been no official report made as to the actual cause of the inferno or the extent of damage it had done.
Meanwhile, no fewer than 23 members affected by the recent Akesan market inferno have benefitted from the N1 million relief initiative of Nasrul-Lahi-L-Fatih Society (NASFAT).
Alhaji Ma’aruf Arowosaye, the Chairman, NASFAT Relief Initiative (NRI), handed over cheques to the affected members during an event held at the NASFAT village in Oyo town.
Arowosaye, who sympathised with the victims, said the significance of the event was to show love and share in the pains of the affected members.
He urged the affected members to always be steadfast in faith and be hopeful of overcoming whatever challenges they might be facing.
“The initiative is set up to cover so many things: to bail people out of their problems; to assist them where necessary and to come to their rescue whenever they are in difficulties.
“The initiative is not limited to NASFAT members alone or to Muslims alone. It is for all the needy.
“The significance of this is that we have started to show love in accordance with sunnah. We must show love to all and sundry, irrespective of their ages or religions,” he said.
Arowosaye urged all members of NASFAT to partake in the initiative, no matter how little, saying their contributions were needed to realise the objectives of the initiative.