Chief Emmanuel Ume used to own 2 duplexes, a luxury saloon and a sewing factory at Abule Ado, scene of the terrible gas explosion that wasted lives and property on Sunday. Not any more.
Those properties mentioned above are gone as if they never existed. But fortunately, his family is still intact. None of them died from the explosion. So, let me say: where there is life, there is hope.
What saved them? Ume told Guardian.ng:
“I had gone to church with my family that Sunday morning and that was what saved me. When we got back, we discovered we had lost everything.
What I and my family are left with is the clothes we wore to church. We want the government to come to our aid.”
This is the way of life. Some are saved because they went somewhere, while others are saved because they stayed back from going somewhere. For example, someone who was supposed to travel but missed an aircrash because some people jumped the ticket-purchase queue.