Abubakar mourns gas fire victims

Former Nigerian President Atiku  AbubakarFrom AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE in Abuja, Nigeria

ABUJA, (CAJ News) – FORMER Nigeria Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has urged  government and stakeholders in Anambra State to prioritise safety in aneffort to prevent a recurrence of accidents.

This follows a gas factory fire at Inter Corp Oil Limited in Nnewi, whichclaimed scores of lives, with at least 100 feared dead, and destroyed properties recently.

“The economic progress being witnessed in the area is one that everypatriotic Nigerian and the Federal Government wishes and supports for other towns in the country.

Therefore, it is unfortunate and grim gas fire accident should not be allowed to dampen the enthusiasm andentrepreneurial drive of the people towards industrialization and progress,” Abubakar said.

“I call on the state and local governments, business community, andentrepreneurs in the area to take the issue of industrial safety andaccident prevention and management seriously,” the chieftain of the AllProgressives Congress (APC) said.

He recalled that Nnewi in Anambra State had recently been growing as a busy and dynamic commercial and industrial enclave boosting the economy of the nation and providing employment for its teeming population.

Abubakar said the accident was more agonising because it came at a time when the victims like other Nigerians were looking forward to celebrating with their families and friends at the Yuletide and ‘Eid-el-Maulud celebrations.

He extended his heartfelt condolence to the families and relations of thevictims, the Anambra State government and people and Nigerians at large.

Abubakar also prays for the peaceful repose of the soul of the victims andexpressed the hope that such a gruesome accident would not happen again.

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Posted by on Dec 28 2015. Filed under Africa & World, Featured, National, Regional. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry
  • sir Oscie

    Like we called them in our parlance BAD BELLE people should allow Turaki enjoy his holiday and medical treatment.

    Anyway it’s a good thing people are talking about you sir, it’s shows that you’re still a very important figure politically and otherwise but mischief makers/political opponent should understand that the former vice president has stated countless time that he’s fully in support of the APC/Buhari Presidency and will do all in his power to see the present administration succeed. .

    Long live Turaki Nigeria and Get well soon sir.

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