Onitsha Inferno regrettable, preventable-Buhari, Atiku

President Muhammadu Buhari, has described the fire incident that occurred at Onitsha, Anambra State, yesterday, as


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Onitsha Inferno regrettable, preventable-Buhari, Atiku

 

President Muhammadu Buhari, has described the fire incident that occurred at Onitsha, Anambra State, yesterday, as sad and regrettable, just as former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, said the tragedy was preventable.

 

 

President Buhari who stated that he was: “Profoundly touched by the sight of the charred remains of an innocent mother and her child, who are victims of this tragedy”, called 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 the tragedies.

 

                           

While extending his sympathy to all the victims of the explosion, whose houses, shops and other properties were destroyed, he stressed the need, “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”.

 

 

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, in his reaction, stated: “We've had many preventable fuel tanker tragedies. I received with sadness, reports of a tanker explosion in Onitsha, Anambra State, which caused massive destruction to lives and properties in Ochanja Market area. My prayers and thoughts are with the families of the affected”.




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