By Kelvin Ohoror
Delta State Government has revealed plans to investigate the causes of the recurrent fire outbreaks at Ogbe-Ijoh Market, in Warri South Local Government Area, Delta State, particularly the inferno that occurred at about 2 pm Sunday, January 23, at the Iron Market Section, besides Main (Dore) Market.
It will be recalled that on Sunday, January 23, a fire allegedly triggered by an insane woman, wrecked Iron Market, beside Main ( Dore) Market in Warri, Delta State.
The Trumpet News can report that the Delta State Commissioner, Bureau For Special Duties, Hon. Johnbull Atse Edema, dropped the hint Monday, January 24 in Warri, Delta State, when he led some officials of State Fire Service and the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) on a working visit to the burnt market.
Hon. Edema, who sympathised with the affected traders on behalf of the State Government, noted that the State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, was concerned about the recurring fire outbreaks at Ogbe-Ijoh Market, Warri.
The Commissioner, who was also accompanied by his Special Assistant, Mr. Ben Eburajolo, promised that the State Government will explore the possibility of assisting the traders who lost their goods in the incident, to enable them, “get back to business as quickly as possible”.
It was also revealed that the state government delegation was conducted round the burnt section of the market by the Market Chairman identified simply as Mr. Godwin.