Posted by Charles lwuoha | 26 December 2019 | 419 times
The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) has urged the Anambra State Government to seek divine intervention over frequent and monumental fire disasters in the state.
The Chairman of CLO, Anambra State, Mr Vincent Ezekwueme, made the call while speaking with newsmen in Enugu on Wednesday.
Ezekwueme spoke on the background of the Onitsha Bridge-Head Market fire on Monday, December 23, and the famous Ochanja Market fire.
The fire destroyed numbers of high-rise buildings and hundreds of shops.
“CLO laments incessant fire disaster in Anambra State.
“We reiterate our call on government and church leaders to organise three days prayer and fasting session to seek the face and mercy of God.
“Also seeking divine intervention toward horrendous fire and roads accidents that happens in the state.
“Pertinently, unusual and uncommon problems demand divine solution.
“CLO calls for divine mercy and help upon the victims and to miraculously replenish their lost wealth,” Ezekwueme said.
He called on the Federal and Anambra governments, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and public-spirited individuals to come to the aid of the victims.
Such an aid would ameliorate their pathetic predicaments and to ensure that they rejoice with others this Yuletide.
“CLO equally pleads with the State Fire Service to be proactive and focus more on fire prevention measures by organising seminars and road-shows on fire prevention mechanism.
”Since prevention is better than cure, this will restore people’s confidence in their ability to live up to their mandate as fire fighters.
“Citizens must also be safety and security conscious as well,” he said.
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