Former Governor of Abia state and Chief whip of the Senate, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu on Thursday, conveyed his commiserations to victims of the fire outbreak in the popular Ochanja market, Onitsha, Anambra state.
The fire occurred in the early hours of Wednesday, destroying property worth billions of naira.
In a statement signed by his Special Assistant, Peter Eze made available to ABN TV, Senator Kalu said he was deeply saddened by the destruction of lives, valuable goods and property in the inferno.
He said “I share in the pain and anguish of all hardworking Nigerians who lost their loved ones, goods, wares and belongings in the unfortunate fire incident in Ochanja market
“such incidents are preventable but for the non challant attitudes of some vehicle owners.
He cited routine maintenance and precautions as a necessary safety measures that are taken for granted.
Kalu while pleading with the Federal Government to come to the aid of those who suffered different losses to ameliorate their plight and pains in this difficult moment also urged appropriate authorities to rise up to their responsibilities to forestall future recurrences.
The Chief Whip also prayed to God to grant the departed souls of the woman , child and others who were burnt to death an eternal rest and give their families the fortitude to bear the sad losses.
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