President Buhari had also paid tribute to the late Principal. In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Mr. Femi Adesina, Buhari saluted the heroic spirit of the Reverend Sister Henrietta Alokha.
The statement read;
“As remains of the Principal of Bethlehem High School, Abule-Ado, Lagos, Rev. Sis. Henrietta Alokha, is laid to rest, President Muhammadu Buhari joins staff members and students in mourning the huge loss to the school, and the country.
“The President believes Sis. Alokha’s choice to lay down her life for the students she loved deserves commendation while taking into consideration her contributions to the educational development of the country through piety, diligence, and charity.
“President Buhari salutes her courage and heroism, assuring that posterity will remember her sacrificial spirit, rescuing children kept under her care, and putting her own life on the line.
“The President prays that the almighty God will accept her soul, comfort her family, and all those she lived and died for.
“President Buhari, again, condoles with all those who lost their loved ones and property in the pipeline explosion, praying that God will strengthen them in the trying period.”
Here are photos from the burial ceremony below;