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Regional News of Monday, 30 August 2021


Gov. Ugwuanyi visits hospitalized survivors of adulterated rerosene

Governor of Enugu State, Mr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Governor of Enugu State, Mr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

The Governor of Enugu State, Mr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has visited the ESUT Teaching Hospital, Parklane, Enugu, to empathise with survivors of the unfortunate fire incidents caused by adulterated kerosene that was sold in Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area of the state.

Ugwuanyi, in a statement earlier issued by the State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, commiserated with the families that lost their loved ones and those that suffered bodily injuries and loss of property as a result of the adulterated petroleum product

He also ordered thorough investigation into the sad incident to fish out those responsible for importing and distributing the harmful product in the state.

The governor announced that his administration would bore all medical expenses for the treatment of the victims.

He also directed the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Emmanuel Ikechukwu Obi, and the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Dr. Ifeanyi Agujiobi, to ensure that all those who suffered bodily injury were effectively provided with the best available medical care at the expense of the state government.

Ugwuanyi, who was received at the hospital by the Chief Medical Director, ESUT-TH Parklane, Enugu, Prof. Hyacinth Onah and the Permanent Secretary, State Ministry of Health, Dr. Ifeanyi Agujiobi, was accompanied by the State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Augustine Nnamani.