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Aftermath Of Fire Incident At Chisco, Otti Orders All Commercial Facilities To Install Extinguishers .



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The Abia State Governor, Dr Alex Otti has directed that every business facility in the state to install fire extinguishers to prevent the incessant fire outbreak being experienced in the state lately.

Over the last few days, there has been numerous fire incidents in Aba and environs.


The governor who disclosed this on Thursday when he visited the Chisco transport company located at Milverton Road said the crowded nature of the park was a recipe for disaster.

He revealed that government may relocate some of the motor parks along Milverton Avenue,Aba, to a more spacious area for ease of movement.

He said, “And I think it’s time we relocated the parks to a more spacious place. We can’t have everybody clustering in a place. This is a recipe for disaster, and I know that there are parks around Osisioma, part of Port-harcourt road .

” We are going to go and have a look at them and ensure that we relocate a lot of these vehicles to the parks so that it could be easy for us to move if there is any incident.”


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The governor directed that henceforth, every business facility in the state should have fire extinguishers installed on their premises to forestall fire blazes and disclosed that the enforcement of that policy will commence next week.

He further made public that his administration will procure additional fire trucks to complement what is available in Aba.

Otti described the fire incident at Chisco office as unfortunate and commended the men of the state fire service for mobilizing and working hard to stop the fire.

“I am happy that the Fire Service mobilized and worked very hard to stop the fire . If you noticed, in the last few weeks, there have been several fire incidents in Aba. That tells me that there are things we’ve been doing that we are not doing well.

“In the first instance, every facility must have fire extinguishers and we are going to enforce it from next week.

“We will also try and get more fire trucks because I’m told that when the fire was going to over power the service men, they had to seek back up from Umuahia and that’s a distance. “

He, however, commiserated with the owners of the affected businesses over their loss and pledged to support them overcome some of their losses.