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Onitsha fire:Nwabueze condoles Obiano

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ELDER statesman and eminent jurist, Ben Nwabueze, has sympathised with the people and government of Anambra State on the fire incidents that occurred in  Onitsha last week.

  Prof Nwabueze, helmsman of Igbo Leaders of Thought (ILT), made the statement of condolence in a letter to Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano yesterday.

  He described the incidents as needless tragedies that should not dishearten the governor. He urged Dr. Obiano not to relent and remain focused as his good works will help to cushion the trauma among ndi Anambra, particularly those that suffered one loss or another in the fires.  

  “The recent fire outbreaks in Onitsha markets and streets which was caused by two tanker drivers’ carelessness has devastated all of us and I can imagine the immeasurable extent of the devastation it must have caused your Excellency personally. It is a terrible tragedy indeed.

It has threatened to undo the happy memories of your good work for the people of the state but you must not lose heart in trying to repair the damage. On behalf of myself and the Igbo Leaders of Thought (ILT) I commiserate with your Excellency. Assuring Your Excellency of my continued esteem and warmest regards,” he wrote.

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