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President Buhari Offers Sympathy To Victims Of Onitsha Fire Outbreak

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President Muhammadu Buhari has offered sympathy to the victims involved in the recent fire incident which took some lives and destroyed several properties at Onitsha.

This incident was reported to have taken place at the Upper  Iweka area of Onitsha market after a fuel tanker spilled its content and subsequently ignited a fire outbreak on Wednesday.

President Buhari has on Thursday after the fire incident, pronounced the incident as sorrowful and regrettable.

“The fire incident in Onitsha yesterday is sad and regrettable. I am profoundly touched by the sight of the charred remains of an innocent mother and her child, who are victims of this tragedy.”
“I am calling for urgent action on the part of those concerned to stem these frequent fatal disasters on public roads. Safety precautions and routine maintenance, often taken for granted by vehicle owners, must be enforced.”

The President while praying for the souls of victims who died in the incident, also called on all relevant government agencies and stakeholders to ensure safety on Nigerian roads and spaces in order to prevent re-occurrence of such.

“I call on the Ministry of Transport, the Federal Road Safety Commission and other stakeholders to urgently address the issue of safety standards in Nigeria, with a view to stemming the frequency of these tragedies. May the souls of the dead rest in peace Amen,” the President said.

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