Onitsha Fire: Governor Obiano Visits Anambra State Fire Service Command, Assures Of Revamp


As part of efforts to ascertain why the Onitsha fire couldn’t be quelled on time, Governor Willie Obiano visited the Anambra State fire service command headquarters in Awka.The Governor was recieved by the Director of Fire Service in the State, Mr Martin Agbili, Commssioner for Public Utilities and Mr Emeka Ezenwanne. Ater showing the Governor round the premises and some of their equipment, Mr Agbili briefed the Governor that they couldn’t arrive the scene on time because of a little failure, explaining that the closest fire fighters who would have made it to the scene, would have been the Onitsha main market unit, but they were unfortunately fighting fire elsewhere.Mr Agbili stressed that even when the fire fighters got to the scene, people were initially chasing them, pointing out that his men managed to escape the scene.


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