Igbudu Market Fire: Victims get building materials, food items from FG

No fewer than 30 victims of the fire outbreak that ravaged some shops and makeshift abodes at Igbudu Market,


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Igbudu Market Fire: Victims get building materials, food items from FG
Chief (Mrs.) Divine Iniovosa (2nd right) assisted by Mr. Yusuf, making presentation to a female victim, while Mr. Clement Tevwaren Olorogun (right) & others observe


 

No fewer than 30 victims of the fire outbreak that ravaged some shops and makeshift abodes at Igbudu Market, Warri, August this year, received building materials and food items from the Federal Government, through the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, today Tuesday November 3.

The items handed over to the victims at the Warri South Council Sub-Secretariat in Warri, Delta State, were 150 Bundles of Zinc, 250 Pieces of Ceiling Boards, 12 Cartons of Zinc Nails, 30 Bags of 3 Inches Nail, 90 Bags of 10kg Rice, 85 Bags of 10kg Garri, 85 Bags of 10kg Beans, 10 Gallons of Vegetable Oil, 10 Cartons of Tin Tomatoes, 15 Cartons of Seasoning and 5 Bags of Salt.

 

Some items presented to the victims

 

 

The Head of Operations In-Charge of Edo Operational Office of NEMA, Dahiru Yusuf, explained that the gesture, which was only a representation of the Federal Government’s concern for the traders (victims) who suffered huge losses as a result of the inferno, came later than expected as a result of the COVID-19 restrictions and need for the State (Delta) Emergency Management Agency, SEMA in collaboration with the executive of Warri South Local Government Council, to adequately identify and profile victims of the fire.

 

Secretary to Warri South Local Government, Mr. Joseph Oribioye (left) & Dahiru Yusuf (middle) formally presenting one of the items to a victim

 

 

Delta State Commissioner Bureau for Special Duties, Hon. Omamofe Joseph Pirah, who was represented by his Special Assistant, Mr. Godwin Omadoye, Chairman of Warri South Local Government Area, Dr. Michael Tidi, represented by his Vice, Chief (Mrs.) Divine Iniovosa and Director, State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, Mr. Karo Ovemeso, urged the victims to see the presentation as testament of government’s resolve to keep to its promise.