Peter Obi Expresses Concern Over Fire Incidents in Abuja
The 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has voiced deep concern over the recent fire incidents that occurred in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
These unfortunate incidents have resulted in loss of life and significant property damage, leaving a mark of tragedy in the nation’s capital.
Tragic Incidents in the Federal Capital Territory
In the first incident, a section of the Canadian High Commission located in Abuja was engulfed in flames due to a diesel tank explosion within the embassy premises. Tragically, two individuals lost their lives in the incident, and another person sustained critical injuries.
The second incident took place when a Samsung electronic showroom in Abuja was ravaged by a destructive fire. This inferno led to substantial financial losses, as electrical appliances worth millions of naira were consumed by the flames.
Peter Obi’s Expression of Sympathy and Call for Action
In response to these tragic events, Peter Obi took to his official X account to express his heartfelt sympathy. He conveyed his condolences to the Canadian High Commission for the loss of two lives and to the business owners of the Samsung showroom who suffered significant property damage.
Furthermore, Peter Obi called upon the federal government and relevant authorities to conduct thorough investigations into the root causes of these fire incidents.
It is imperative to understand the circumstances surrounding these tragedies in order to prevent future occurrences and enhance safety.
In his words: “The reports of the two fire incidents that rocked the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, yesterday, are very concerning.
First, a fire incident was reported at the Canadian High Commission, Abuja, where about 2 people reportedly lost their lives, and next was the Samsung office at the Banex Junction in Wuse 2, Abuja, where goods worth millions of naira have been destroyed.”
“While I urge the government and the relevant agencies to carry out investigations into the causes of the fire incidents, I send my sincere sympathies to the Canadian High Commission @CanHCNigeria over this sad occurrence.
I also commiserate with the business owners at the Samsung Office in Abuja who have lost a fortune to the inferno.”
These incidents are a stark reminder of the challenges faced by communities and businesses, but Peter Obi encourages those affected not to lose hope and stands in solidarity with them. He offers prayers for the deceased to rest in peace, for the injured to recover swiftly, and for solace to be granted to those affected by these distressing events.
Atiku Abubakar’s Condolences to Canada
In a related note, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar also extended his condolences to the Government of Canada in response to the fire incident at its High Commission in Nigeria
. He expressed his sadness over the loss of lives and the injuries sustained during the fire outbreak. Atiku Abubakar offered prayers for the deceased to find eternal rest and for the injured to have a speedy recovery.
These incidents have elicited empathy and support from prominent figures, reflecting the collective concern for those affected and the importance of addressing fire safety and prevention measures.