Former Senatorial Candidate, Chief Onyeka Nwafor who has prided himself in serving the people of Anambra, has sympathised with the victims of the Onitsha fire accident which claimed lives and properties.
In a statement; Nwafor expressed sadness while calling on the Federal Government to come to the aid of victims and also purchase more fire fighting equipment to avoid such hazards in the future.
The statement read; “ I Commiserates with the families that lost there loved ones and business in the yesterday’s fire outbreak in Onitsha south local government council. Yesterday was a black Wednesday for my people of Onitsha south local government Area.
“The sad news came to me very late in the night, my eyes was filled with tears and sleep left me.
“I strongly advise that the state government should purchase more fire fighting equipment in cities like Onitsha ,Nnewi ,Awka . these cities should have 5 functioning fire fighting truck each to avoid such sad development in the future.
“I also ask the state government to assist the victims and possibly take over the medical bills of the ones that are alive.
“I have also instructed my office in Onitsha to setup victim support fund with the aim of assisting in any little way I can to the victims.
”I pray that God almighty will accept the souls of the people that died and give the families the strength to bear the pain of losing there loved ones.” he added.