Orji To Investigate Cause of Inferno at Federal Government Girls
Abia State government says it will investigate the cause of the fire
incident which engulfed one of the hostels of the Federal Government Girls
College, Umuahia with a view to punishing anyone or group found culpable
in the act.
Governor Theodore Orji gave the assurance at the school when he visited to
see things for himself.
He recalled that this was not the first time a fire incident was happening
in the institution in recent times and assured however that it will be the
He sympathized with the students who lost their belongings in the inferno
and donated the sum of N2 million to the principal of the school to help
the affected students replace their destroyed items.
Governor Orji stated that it was his primary responsibility to provide
security to the students and thanked God that no life was lost in the
The governor described the institution as a great school which has
recorded many achievements in academics and in other areas and stated that
he was proud of the institution.
He maintained that he sees the school as his own as far as it remained in
Earlier, while conducting the governor round the affected hostel, the Ag.
Principal of the school, Dr. Earnest Chukwuka explained that the fire
started while the students were in the classroom for night prep, pointing
out that all the 119 students residing in the hostel lost their personal
He thanked the governor for sending fire fighting trucks to put off the
fire as well as his continued fatherly attention to the school, revealing
that the governor always comes to their assistance when they call on him.
In his comment, the Parents Teachers Association chairman, Sir G.O.C.
Nnaji stated that one of the problems confronting the school is
accommodation, explaining that the insecurity situation in the North had
forced many parents to relocate their children back home and appealed to
the governor to come to their aid.