The President of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief John Nwodo, has known as on related businesses to assist quench the fireplace nonetheless burning at a bit of Ochanja Market, Onitsha.
Nwodo, a former Information Minister, made the decision when he led different chieftains of Ohaneze on a sympathy go to to the management of Ochanja Market Traders in Onitsha on Friday.
Said he: “I got here right here to condole with the management of Ochanja over the loss of life of some merchants after final Wednesday’s fireplace catastrophe and to sympathise with these whose retailers have been affected.
“But, seeing that the fire is still burning up till this 2.30pm that I am here is very sad and I am so much pained,” he stated.
Nwodo who known as on the state authorities and different related businesses to step up motion in the direction of quenching the fireplace stated the scenario may nonetheless result in extra catastrophe.
He appealed to the federal and state governments in addition to company our bodies and privileged Nigerians to return to assistance from the victims.
Nwodo equally suggested the management of the market and the victims to patiently observe state authorities’s directives on the matter.
“What happened is very regrettable, it is a disaster and anybody could be caught in the web so those affected must take things calmly,” he stated.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reviews that flames of fireplace have been nonetheless bellowing at No.54 Amobi avenue, Ochanja, housing the Angel Plaza, between 2.30pm and three.30pm when Nwodo visited.
Mr Nelson Ojukwu, President Ochanja Market Onitsha Central Union, thanked Nwodo for visiting the market on the time they (merchants and residents) have been grieving.(NAN)