Nnewi Fire Incident: Gov Soludo sympathizes with traders

The Anambra State Governor, Prof Charles Soludo has sympathized with the timber dealers in Nnewi over a fire incident in the section of the market.

The State Commissioner for Industry, Mr Christian Udechukwu who delivered the governor’s message to the timber dealers said that the inferno was indeed an unfortunate development.

Mr Udechukwu in company of the Transition Committee chairman, Engr Chris Obiora and other APGA stalwarts inspected the affected section of the market for on the spot assessment.

The Anambra State Commissioner for Industry after the tour pointed out that the timber dealers have to take the safety of the market more seriously.

He said that there is urgent need to improve water supply in strategic points in the section of the market to forestall future occurrence.

The Commisioner mandated the Transition Committee (TC) for Nnewi North LGA to sink an ultra modern borehole with big capacity to supply water to the market.

Mr Udechukwu also directed that the sawdust area be fenced so that fire generated from sawdust dumps will not easily enter the shops and sheds of the timber dealers.

He also  expressed the preparedness of the government to support the victims at their time of trial occasioned by the tragic fire incident.

Mr Udechukwu however commended the operatives of  Anambra State Fire Service and others for containing the fire thereby preventing the inferno from causing greater damage.

A market leader, Hon CC Martins appreciated the governor’s powerful delegation led by Commisioner for Industry.

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