LG boss condemns selling of flammable products in residential areas

LG boss condemns selling of flammable products in residential areas

By George Odok, Biase (Cross River).


Mrs Ada Charles-Egwu, Chairman, Biase Local Government Area (LGA) of Cross River, has condemned the selling of household consumable gas within residential areas.


Charles-Egwu voiced the condemnation in Biase on Tuesday during a condolence visit to family members of victims of a gas explosion in Adim community in the area.


The council chairman said that more than eight persons died as a result of the recent gas explosion, moaning that the consequences of the incident were beyond human comprehension.


She said that the incident should always serve as a lesson to others, who were in the habit of selling flammable materials within congested residential areas.


She called on those engaged in the sale of flammable goods to always site their businesses in less-populated areas designated for such ventures by the government.


Charles-Egwu, however, consoled the family of the deceased, urging them to accept the will of God, which could not be questioned.


She assured the people that government would continue to support them.


“We are here on behalf of the Cross River Government to commiserate with the family members of the deceased and to show them that the Gov. Ben Ayade-led administration cares about their welfare.


“The explosion was an unfortunate incident, considering the number of persons killed, properties destroyed and other persons affected directly or indirectly.


“This unfortunate and ugly incident is an eye-opener for people to know that selling flammable materials within a populated place is not the best,” she said.


Responding, one of the bereaved people, Mr Echu Ejogobe, thanked the council chairman and the state government for supporting and standing by them.

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