Obi (file photo)
Onitsha fire disaster saddening, says Obi
By Valentine Amanze
Anambra State former Governor, Mr. Peter Obi, has expressed sadness, while commiserating with the victims of the fire disaster which occurred at Obodo Ukwu end of the Onitsha-Owerri road in Onitsha on Friday.
In a statement issued by his media office, Obi lamented the magnitude of loss by the victims of the fire incident.
“We are grateful to God that no death was reported in the fire disaster. Very saddening, however, is the resultant economic loss recorded in the incident, especially at this prevailing economic hardship in the country.
“My heart goes out to all the victims, who have suffered various losses to the incident,” Obi said.
Obi also called on the government, relevant agencies and well spirited individuals to aid the affected persons and businesses and help them stand back on their feet.
He observed the growing menace of fire disasters across the country, and in Anambra State, noting that some of the disasters could be prevented through the right government policies and agencies.
Obi called on the government to put in place, measures that would prevent the future occurrence of such disasters.