Nollywood actress, Nkiru Umeh has called out the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu ahead of Saturday’s governorship elections.
Nkiru Umeh recounted her ordeal, sharing devastating photos of her booming empire, AngelNikky’s beauty complex the actress warned Sanwo-Olu that he shouldn’t expect votes from Abule-Ado people.
The explosion which happened in 2020 around Abule- Ado area around Festac Town in Amuwo Odofin Local Counci, left many Lagosians traumatised.
The actress revealed she lost properties worth N300 million and she is yet to recover from the setback. She also narrated how the government officials sold the debris of their razed properties, asking her husband to pay a certain amount for them to have access to their debris.
Taking to her Instagram page to narrate her ordeal, Nkiru Umeh wrote, “15-03-2020 to 15-03-2023 dear Governor @jidesanwoolu today marks it exactly 3 years hundreds of families lost their properties and some lost loved ones at the Abule ado explosion. My family recorded a loss of over N300m worth of properties and goods.
“Lives were lost. Properties worth hundreds of millions lost. You visited the sight. Took pictures and made promises that remain unfulfilled till this day. Politicians from different states and positions turned the sight to a studio for photoshoots, making empty promises. Traumatizing and harassing the already traumatized residents with their sirens and escorts. Lagos state gave 2.5m to families that lost lives, miraculously, my family lost no life.
“But in the worth of properties, after Bethlehem College, my family recorded the highest loss as everything both in my house and my beauty complex burnt to ashes with no pin saved. I do not live in Abule ado nor have my business there anymore, but I still have friends there. I am still recovering from that huge setback. I fought and refused to give up and started my business again from scratch without any assistance from the government.
“@jidesanwolu, are you expecting votes from the heart broken residents of Abule ado Festac? The wickedness was so bad that even the debris from the buildings were sold by the government, and the owners of these buildings were not allowed to make a dime from the debris of their own buildings. In fact, my husband was told to pay a huge amount of money for them to leave the debris and rods from our own house for us to sell. Yes, it was that bad. Lost my cosmetics goods worth over N50m. It’s exactly 3 years today. 15th of March 2020- 15th of March 2023. @jidesanwoolu, You made promises but didn’t keep to it. We saw hell, and our hearts are still broken.”