Governor Willie Obiano has set up a special committee to look into the remote causes behind the unfortunate fire incident at Nkwo Ogbe Market Ihiala in Ihiala Local Government Area.
Government House Correspondent, Ejike Abana reports that the committee is headed by a former chairman, Anambra State Post Primary Schools Service Commission, Mrs. Joy Ulasi.
Other members of the committee are the Deputy Speaker, Anambra State House of Assembly, Dr. Paschal Agbodike, Member representing Ihiala Constituency One at the state Assembly, Mr. Chudi Udemmadu, Commissioner for Trade and Commerce, Mr. Uchenna Okafor, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Creative Security, Air Vice Marshal Ben Chiobi, Anambra State Fire Chief, Mr. Martin Agbili, Nkwo Ogbe Market Chairman, Mr. Cyril Onyedibe as well as the Police Commander in the area.
Governor Obiano tasked the committee members to find out the remote and immediate causes of the incident and make recommendations to the government within a month, assuring that a fire truck will be stationed at the market to forestall such occurrence in the future.
He directed them to ascertain how many shops that were affected and suggest how best the government can help those, who lost their wares.
The chairman of Nkwo Ogbe Market, Mr. Onyedibe, whose provision business was also razed, explained that if not for the rain and eventual intervention of the state Fire Service, it would have been a devastating scenario and appreciated the governor for coming to have first hand knowledge of the incident.