Delta State Commissioner, Bureau for Special Duties, Mr. Chika Ossai, has expressed the state government’s willingness to assist persons who lost valuable property to fire incidents in the state.
He, however, charged Deltans to be more cautious and take proactive preventive measures against future occurrences.
Ossai, when he visited some major scenes of fire disaster in Asaba, Agbor and Warri to ascertain the level of damage and conditions of victims, pointed out that most of the fire incidents were caused by the carelessness of the victims as they could have been avoided.
The commissioner, who was accompanied by the Director, SEMA, Mrs. Gladys Puegeren and the Director of Planning Research and Statistics, DPRS, Mr. Emmanuel Siakpere, said the purpose of the visit was to see how government could assist the victims, adding that the life of every Deltan was important to the state government.
One of the victims, Mr. Godfrey Ihenchukwu who lost his residential multi-million naira duplex in Edjeba, Warri, commended the commissioner for the visit, saying that their visit shows that we have a government that is responsive to the plight of the people.