Ohanaeze Cautions Against Politicizing Onitsha Fire Disasters

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FATIMA YUSUF
Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Anambra State has cautioned against politicizing the recent Onitsha petrol tanker fire incidents.
The State President of the apex Pan-Igbo Cultural group, Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene, spoke at his country home, Nanka, Orumba North Council Area of Anambra State, during a media briefing.
The Ohanaeze Chairman regretted the reactions by some politicians, religious and Civil Society groups, following the fire incident, saying they passed blame unduly.
Chief Okeke-Ogene who lauded the state government’s prompt response to the ugly incident also called for the full implementation of the palliative measures announced by the State Government to cushion the harsh effect of the disaster on the victims.
Speaking on Igbo Presidency, Chief Okeke-Ogene, noted that the matter should no longer be seen as a privilege but the right of the South East, stressing that the region had already started measures to actualize this dream.
He commended the Anambra State government under Governor Willie Obiano for the people oriented policies for Ndi Anambra, including security, infrastructure, among others.
He expressed optimism that massive rehabilitation and construction is expected to hit Anambra roads once the rains subside as promised by the State Government.
Chief Okeke-Ogene urged Ndi Anambra in diaspora to ensure they return home during Christmas to enjoy peaceful atmosphere as Anambra has maintained her lead role, especially in security infrastructure.

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