Thursday, 4 June 2015

Tears Flow in Anambra Like River Niger As VP-Osibanjo Visits To Commiserate with Obiano Over Tanker Fire Victims

The Vice-President Prof. Yemi Osibanjo yesterday paid a visit to the Onitsha tanker fire disaster which consumed about 120 people at Upper – Iweka area of Onitsha last Sunday.
Prof. Osibanjo who was accompanied to Onitsha by the Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, the Senator representing Anambra Central in the National Assembly, Sen. Chris Ngige said he was on the visit to express shock and grief of the Federal Government over the unfortunate incident.
He stated that the President, Mohammadu Buhari would have been to Onitsha in person, but owing to some security matters that required the president’s visit to some neighbouring countries over the Boko Haram security issue.
The Vice-president expressed delight that sympathizers rushed immediately to the scene to carry out rescue operation.
He personally praised the rescue effort of the staff and management of Toronto Hospital and Anambra State Red Cross, including other government agencies for being their brothers’ keepers.
“I am particularly impressed with the assistance rendered to save the lives of some victims in the unfortunate disaster, particularly the staff and management of Toronto Hospital, the Red Cross and other government agencies. The Federal Government will seek ways of assisting the Anambra State Government”.
Gov Willie Obiano in his speech noted that heavy duty trucks have caused untold hardship to human lives and the state roads and announced the ban on heavy duty vehicles from plying all the state roads during the day.
He announced that as government contribution to alleviate the sufferings of the bereaved families that the government would upset the bills of all the surviving victims receiving treatment in various hospitals across the state. He later urged the vice-president, Prof Osibanjo as an ordained man of God to pray for the repose of the victims.



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