…Offers free medical treatment to wounded victims
Sequel to the fire incident that engulfed the Ochanja Market and its adjourning streets in Onitsha on Wednesday, the Senator representing Anambra North Senatorial Zone in the National Assembly, Senator Stella Oduah has pledged to donate three firefighting trucks to the Federal Fire Service to ensure they are better equipped to avert future occurrences like this.
Oduah who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday also encouraged all the wounded victims of the fire incident to go to the St. Charles Borromeo Hospital and Holy Rosary Hospital, Waterside where arrangements had been put in place to receive and treat them for free.
She further said, “In the nearest future, I will be announcing a scheme where we will work with SMEDAN to develop access to soft loans and grants for the affected youths with the view of getting them back on their feet.
“I shall be working with my colleagues to explore the legislative option on the need to regulate the movement of heavy duty trucks on our trunk A roads and related matters to prevent such calamities from ever happening again.
“Yesterday’s fire incident is highly regrettable and it is my fervent prayer that God comforts every victim of the disaster.
“We will not be broken by this calamity. Ndi-Anambra are a strong resilient people. It is my belief that we will rise from the ashes of our losses like a Phoenix rises from its ashes, and lift ourselves to even greater heights. God bless you all.”
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