Onitsha Market Fire Outbreak: Soludo Commiserates With Victims, as CP advices public.

Onitsha Market Fire Outbreak: Soludo  Commiserates With  Victims, as CP advises public.

Governor  Charles Soludo of Anambra state,  has commiserated with victims and owners of some shops at the Kano Street, beside Main Market, Onitsha, following a fire incident that occured in the market today.

According to a statement signed by the governor's Press Secretary Mr Christian Aburime stated that the unfortunate fire incident occurred around 1:00 am, in the morning of Monday 28th, November, 2022 and officers of the Anambra State Fire Service were on ground to extinguish it.

He said that Professor  Soludo expressed sadness over the incident that left shops and goods razed.

In his words"I commiserate with the shop owners over the inferno.

"As a responsive government, we are already on top of the situation, investigating the remote and immediate causes of the fire, as well as the losses incurred with a view to averting a future recurrence of the disaster", said Professor Soludo.

"Efforts of our emergency responders like the state fire service contributed in extinguishing the fire and I find their efforts heartwarming.

"I encourage those affected to remain strong and resolute in the face of the extreme loss as we continue to work with relevant institutions to find lasting solutions to the perennial fire incidences across the state", the Governor further stressed 

"Governor Soludo has also  directed the State Deputy Governor, Dr Onyekachukwu Ibezim in company of the Commissioner for Power and Water Resources, Engr Julius Chukwuemeka and the Commissioner for Special Duties, Barr Sly Ezeokenwa to convey government commiseration to the affected victims and leadership of the market

"The Governor wishes to use this opportunity to reiterate the need for citizens to adhere to fire safety measures particularly in this season of the year." the statement added.

Also, the Commissioner of police Anambra state Command CP Echeng Echeng  has confirmed that no life was lost in the fire outbreak.

The CP who gave the confirmation through a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Ikenga Tochukwu expressed dismay that goods worth millions of naira have  been affected.

According to the statement " Preliminary information shows that the cause of the fire is as a result of electrical upsurge from a Costmetics store in the storey building. Our personnel are still there monitoring.

"The Command want to use the opportunity to advise members of the public to always turn off their appliances before leaving the house and offices " the CP added.


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