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Obiano Sets up Committee on Onitsha Fire Incident

By James Eze
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The Anambra State government has set up a committee to probe the immediate and remote causes of the recent fire incident at the Ogboji section of Ose Okwodu market Onitsha. Details of the government's mandate to the seven (7) man Committee whose Chairman is Igwe Roland Odegbo, Abogu II of Nteje are contained in a Public Service Announcement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Oseloka Obaze.

The terms of reference for the Committee include that it should determine the remote and immediate causes of the fire incident; determine what will be done to mitigate the fire incident; produce a rebuilding plan of the market; determine the role played by the Fire Service, the Police and other relevant agencies to stop the fire, and make any other recommendation to avert future occurrence.

Other members of the Committee are; Chief Chuma Eruchalu, Barrister C.I. Okoye, Mr Emma Ndubuisi, Superintendent of Police, Fasugba Temitope, Mrs Promise Ezeigwe, and Mrs Grace Okonkwo.

The Governor of Anambra State Chief Willie Obiano had visited the scene of the fire incident yesterday and promised those affected that remedial actions would be taken by the government. The Committee has two weeks to submit its report.