By Jude Atupulazi
Former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, has commiserated with the victims of the fire disaster which occurred at the Obodo Ukwu end of the Onitsha-Owerri Road in Onitsha recently.
Speaking through a statement from his Media Office, Obi said he was saddened by the magnitude of the loss experienced by the victims of the fire incident and regretted the economic losses to individuals and businesses, resulting from the inferno.
‘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.
He called on the government, relevant agencies and well spirited individuals to come to the aid of 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, preventive measures against future occurrence of such disasters.