Governor Willie Obiano’s response to Onitsha Tanker Explosion, promise of help

Willie Obiano, the Anambra State Governor has sympathised with the family of a woman and her child who was burnt to death in a Tanker explosion on Wednesday in Onitsha, the commercial city of the southeastern state.

The inferno started when the tanker spilled its product and subsequently ignited the fire outbreak.

Governor Obiano visits scene of the fire incident in Onitsha

Reacting to the the fire accident at the Ochanja market, the second biggest market in Onitsha, Governor Obiano directed owners of properties affected by the tragic accident, including shop owners, to report at the Conference Room of the Secretary to the State Government on Monday, October 21, 2019,  to see how the Anambra State Government can assist them.

Obiano who spoke in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information & Public Enlightenment Don Adinuba said that a panel will be set up immediately to determine the cause of the accident, why the firemen could not put out the fire and how the condition of the victims can be ameliorated.

Governor Obiano visits scene of the fire incident in Onitsha

Governor Obiano also prayed for the repose of the souls of the woman and child who died in the accident, adding that the Anambra State Government will assist their families in their burials.

Read the full statement below.