Plateau State government has paid N20 million as compensation to
the relatives of the eight victims of last year’s chlorine gas leak from
a government water treatment plant along Murtala Mohammed Way, Jos,
Reports say about Eight persons in Dakum community had choked to death while about 100
persons were hospitalised when they inhaled chlorine gas released from
wrongly placed cylinders stored in the state government’s water
treatment plant on the 25th of July 2015.
The Plateau State Commissioner of Water Resources, Eng. David Jafaru
Wuyep yesterday said the state government had on the anniversary of the
tragedy commiserated with the families of the victim and given out the
sum of N2.5 million to the families of each of the victims as relief.
Wuyep added, “We will go further than that to reach out to their
various state governments in terms of support so that those that lost
bread winners are given employment and scholarship for students.”
He also told newsmen that the interim report on the gas leak showed
some level of sabotage, adding that the issue had been transferred to
the police for investigation.
Several efforts to reach the representative of the families, Comrade Alex Uche Achudume, failed.