BY SUNNY A. DAVID
The Senator representing Anambra South, Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah commiserate with victims of the petrol tanker explosions in Ochanja Market and Omagba, Onitsha.
The Senator also visited the scenes of the explosions and survivors who are presently receiving treatment at Toronto Hospital Onitsha.
Senator Ubah who moved straight to the scenes immediately after his return from Abuja urged the marketers to keep hope alive as efforts are already in place to give them every necessary assistance.
The Senator further informed them that he is relentlessly working towards a Bill that will prevent such tragedy across the country in the future.
In their response, the marketers who jubilated upon sighting the Anambra South Senator thanked him for his efforts so far in promoting the Igbo economy.
They further said that the Senator’s visit is a big relief to them because he has given them more reason to keep hope alive.
The marketers who spoke through their leaders further described Senator Ubah as a big blessing to Anambra State and urged him to keep the good works up.
After addressing residents and marketers at the scenes of the explosions, Senator Ubah went to Toronto Hospital Onitsha to sympathize with the survivors who are receiving treatment.
At the hospital, he prayed God to grant them quick recovery and informed them that he has already donated two million naira for their treatment and that a register has been opened for them under the Ifeanyi Ubah Foundation to offset their medical bills and feeding costs.
The Senator who also sympathized with families of those that lost their loved ones to the incidents prayed God to grant the souls of the deceased eternal rest and to also grant their families the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.
Senator Ubah further visited Elite Club Onitsha who donated all the water used in extinguishing the flames caused by another tanker explosion that occurred early Friday morning in Omagba.
At the visit, he thanked them for their service to humanity and assured them reiterated his zeal to put measures that will put petrol tanker explosions to an end in the country.