Following the fire outbreak at a petroleum station alongside Nike Lake highway by Penoks Junction, Trans Ekulu, Enugu, on Monday, residents of the realm have counseled the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for the swift intervention and experience displayed by officers and males of Enugu State Fireplace Service in placing out the fireplace, with none lack of life.
The inferno in keeping with eye witnesses was attributable to a truck discharging liquefied fuel on the filling station, which misplaced management and hit the meting out nozzle and ignited the fireplace.
The State Fireplace Service upon receiving a misery name rushed to the scene and put out the fireplace which affected simply the petrol station, a business bus, a transformer, three retailers and a residential constructing, shortly earlier than Gov. Ugwuanyi, his deputy, Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, the Speaker of the State Meeting, Rt. Hon. Edward Ubosi and the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Danmallam Mohammed arrived the venue.
Reacting to the event, excited residents of the realm, who cheered the governor for his presence and present of concern, expressed delight on the dedication, bravery and professionalism exhibited by the lads and officers of the State Fireplace Service, stressing that that is the primary time an inferno of such magnitude occurred with none lack of life.
They applauded Gov. Ugwuanyi for repositioning the State Fireplace Service by offering it with subtle gear, skilled personnel and different essential logistics to discharge their duties effectively.
Mr. Vincent Okonkwo, a near-by store proprietor mentioned: “Gburugburu (Ugwuanyi) has stunned us right this moment. Should you have been right here when this fireplace began, you’ll not imagine that these hearth males would quench it. We thought that was the top of all the pieces now we have, our retailers, homes, autos and even the lives of individuals round right here.
“Briefly, I noticed hell right this moment. However the way in which the fireplace service folks labored to cease this fireplace. We are saying thanks to God and our governor and those who quenched it”.
One other resident, Mrs. Priscilla Udeh mentioned: “We’re very grateful to God for saving us from this hazard. We equally thank our governor, Gburugburu, for sending these folks on time to return and cease this harmful hearth. God is actually with us on this state.
“The governor has proven us that we’re protected on this state as a result of what occurred right here now could be very critical and harmful. However as you possibly can see, no person died. It’s simply these retailers and that filling station. We sincerely thank God, we thank our governor too. Could God bless him and grant him his coronary heart’s need”.
Arriving the scene, Gov. Ugwuanyi, who expressed profound gratitude to God that no life was misplaced, counseled the State Fireplace Service for the environment friendly and fast intervention, and equally thanked the folks within the neigbourhood for his or her cooperation.
The governor maintained that Enugu State is protected, stressing that with the report that no life was misplaced, “I’m now satisfied greater than ever earlier than that Enugu State is actually within the arms of God”.
He sympathized with the victims and promised to take speedy motion to ameliorate the pains and exchange the burnt transformer for the folks of the realm to proceed to get pleasure from energy provide. The governor subsequently, directed the State Emergency Administration Company (SEMA) to begin motion in that regard.
Earlier, the State Fireplace Officer, Mr. Okwudili Oha, disclosed that the fireplace outbreak was large, mentioning that it will have executed critical injury if not for the fast intervention of the State Fireplace Service.
The Fireplace Officer thanked the residents for his or her help and cooperation and significantly the governor for equipping and repositioning the institution, which he mentioned made the work simple for them.
He subsequently, appealed to the general public to take precautionary measures and be vigilant to avert additional hearth outbreak within the state, particularly on this interval of Harmattan.