Thursday, October 17, 2019


The Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sympathy to the victims of Ochanja market inferno especially those that lost their lives during that incident.

He urgently called on the Ministry of Transport, Federal Road Safety Commission and other stakeholders to address on issue of safety in Nigerians.

Mr President has this to say:

"The fire incident in Onitsha yesterday is sad and regrettable. I am profoundly touched by the sight of the charred remains of an innocent mother and her child, who are victims of this tragedy."

"I extend my sympathies to all the victims of the explosion, whose houses, shops and other property were destroyed."

"I am calling 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."

"I call 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 these tragedies. May the souls of the dead rest in peace Amen."

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