Friday, January 15, 2016

Fire Outbreak at Adazi Nnukwu: Obiano visits Scene, Expresses Sympathy

The governor of Anambra State, Chef Willie Obiano visited Adazi Nnukwu to see for himself the damages done by the strange fire that razed down a block of shops near St Andrews Catholic, Church in the wee hours of yesterday.

Consoling the shop owners whose businesses worth millions of naira were completely destroyed, Gov Obiano represented by his Deputy, Dr Nkem Okeke expressed shock that live-savings of Ndi Anambra could be burnt within minutes.

Dr Okeke, struggling to hold back his tears said he cut short his schedule to be at the scene noting that "this kind of incident worries our dear governor... together we shall make efforts to avoid future occurrence". He promised that the State Government will make adequate arrangements to take care of the situation while urging the people to always observe the basic safety rules.

In the spirit of "Being your Brother's Keeper" and in support of the governor's promise to assist the shop owners, the former National Chairman of APGA, Sir Victor Umeh who also rushed to the scene on hearing of the unfortunate development asked for details of the loss for volunteering to assist. "This is a sad part of life, we are lucky no live was lost. I will assist to replace the lost equipment and materials," Umeh said.

In his reaction, Igwe-rep of the town, Pius Obiakonwa (Agujiegbe) thanked Governor Obiano for the quick response and support noting that much pains have been alleviated by the visit.

Also present at the scene were Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Uju Nworgu; the President-General of Adazi-Nnukwu, Chief Ben Enemuo; Hon Ejiofor Ikeobi of Anaocha Local Government Council; stakeholders; APGA faithful and sympathizers.

Firemen and officials of the State Emergency Management Agency were seen rendering necessary assistance.

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