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Orji To Investigate Cause of Inferno at Federal Government Girls

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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

last.
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

incident.
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

Abia.
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

belongings.
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.