Edo Govt Provides Relief to Victims of Fire Disaster, Advises on Fire Outbreak Prevention
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Edo Govt Provides Relief to Victims of Fire Disaster, Advises on Fire Outbreak Prevention

The Edo State Emergency Management Agency (EDOSEMA) on Thursday offered financial succour to the victims of fire disaster at Plymouth road in Benin City early this year.

The handing over of the cash relief was performed by Mr Christopher Nehikhare, Edo Commissioner for Youths and Humanitarian Affairs alongside the Functioning Director, EDOSEMA, Mrs Carol Odion.

The fire, which occured on March 14, affected many residents of House 22 – 26 in the area.


In his remark, Nehikhare sympathised with the affected people, but noted however, that government policy on fire disaster only supported those who put in place preventive gadget to tackle fire outbreak.

In her speech, Mrs. Odion, the EDOSEMA boss said the government’s gesture was to alleviate the loss incurred due to the incident.

“A case was made to Mr. Governor and he has decided to give a token to the affected victims to put a smile on their faces and ameliorate the sufferings of the victims,” she said.


While enlightening the victims, the Director of the state Fire Service, Mr. Omoluru Osayande, highlighted the different preventive measures the public could take to mitigate occurrence of fire outbreaks.

Osayande, who blamed carelessness, lack of hygiene, and in some cases, accident for inferno, however, urged the public to always have in their possession fire blankets and extinguishers for safety purpose.


The fire service officer also called on the people to always keep away flammable liquids from power generating set to forestall ignition.


Responding on behalf of the victims, Mr. Lucky Idemudia, Landlord of House 22, commended the state government through the emergency management agency for the financial relief.

This, he said, would go a long way to ameliorate the loss suffered from the incident.


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