The Delta State Commissioner for Technical Education, Mrs Gbubemi Ikolo, has assured of the Ministry’s immediate investigation into the cause of the fire outbreak that burnt down the Furniture Workshop of Sapele Technical College, Sapele.

She gave the assurance when she paid a visit to the college to inspect the level of destruction on the building by the fire.

This is the Furniture Workshop in Sapele Technical College, Sapele gutted fire at about 10pm on Saturday November 14, 2020.

A eyewitness, Mr Destiny Eruveetaghware, who is a Teacher in the College, said he saw smoke from afar and rushed down to the scene where he saw fire on the wooden door of the Furniture Workshop which immediately spread to the roof of the building.

The cause of the fire on the door of the Furniture Workshop remains a misery the College has no electric power supply because it was cut off by BEDC some days ago, added with a heavy rainfall on the evening of the said day.                 

Speaking shortly after inspecting the level of damage, the Commissioner for Technical Education, Mrs Gbubemi Ikolo, promised that no stone will be left unturned, as the Ministry will immediately investigate the cause of the fire outbreak.

She expressed sadness over the incident, stressing that the equipment will be immediately moved and checked by experts, to ascertain the level of damage the fire may have caused on them.   

Meanwhile, the Technical Education Commissioner, Mrs Gbubemi Ikolo, has given one week to those still occupying Teachers residents in Sapele Technical Colleges due to retirement or posting, to vacate or be evicted by force.

She stressed that the one month notice given to them expired in October 2020, and wondered why they are still occupying the quarters when Teachers in the College have no accommodation.

Mrs Ikolo warned that by the weekend of Sunday November 22, 2020, if they have not vacated the quarters, the State Government will take necessary action.                                     

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