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Soludo sympathises with victims of Nnewi Timber market fire

By Chidi-Ebere Moneme (South East Nigeria).

Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra state has sympathised with the victims of Tuesday’s fire that destroyed a section of the Timber market in Nnewi.

Soludo’s message was conveyed by the Anambra state Commissioner for Industry, Mr Christian Udechukwu, accompanied to the market by the Transition Committe Chairman, Nnewi North Local Government Area and APGA Perty chieftains.

The governor’s delegation wast at the market to sympathise with the traders and asses the extent of damages by the inferno.

He advised the Timber dealers to take the safety of the market more seriously.

He also said that there was an urgent need to improve water supply in strategic points in the market to forestall future occurrance.

The governor mandated the TC Chairman to sink an ultra- Modern borehole with big capacity to supply water to the market.

He also directed that the sawdust area of the Nnewi Timber market be fenced off so that fire generated from sawdust dumps would not easily get into the shops and sheds.

He expressed the readiness of the Soludo led APGA state government to support the victims at their time of trials occassioned by the fire.

He commended the state fire service and others for containing the fire and preventing it from causing greater damages.

One of the Nnewi Timber market leader , Mr Ikechukwu Okafor, expressed delight over the governor’s powerful delegation to the market.

Mr Okafor said that the victims lost goods worth millions of Naira to the fire inferno and appealed to the Anambra State government to come to the aid.

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