I am deeply grieved and saddened at the news of the fuel tanker accident in Onitsha today, resulting in the loss of many lives and properties.
As I mourn with you over the loss of lives occasioned by his tragic event, on behalf of the good people of Anambra South, I would like to convey my most heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. Whatever circumstances that might have led to this unfortunate incident must be thoroughly addressed to ensure that such tragedy does not occur again.
This tragic incident brings to cognizance, the need to prioritize the implementation of effective and practical fuel tanker explosion preventive policies and measures in Nigeria.
In the past, I have proffered a lasting solution that would have curtailed this regrettable occurrence. However, I am relentlessly working and intensifying efforts to sponsor my forthcoming bill which will address this ugly menace that has left so many lives, businesses and properties in unquantifiable ruins.
I have just deposited the sum of Two Million Naira (N2,000,000) to Toronto Hospital Onitsha for the treatment of survivors of the fuel tanker explosion. A register has been opened under the Ifeanyi Ubah Foundation to offset the medical bills and feeding cost of victims receiving treatment.
My prayers and thoughts are with everyone affected by this tragedy. May God Almighty receive in his Arms, the souls of all those who have just left us and grant the bereaved the fortitude to withstand this irreparable loss.
It is my sincere hope and prayer that this tragic incident will be the last of its kind.
Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Ubah
Anambra South Senatorial District.