Anambra Is An Ungoverned Space Unattended to By A Visionless State, Osita Chidoka React to Onitsha Tanker Fire Incident

  • Ebuka says Nigerians are on their own.
  • Chidoka says the city lacks a coherent development plan.

Former Aviation Minister, Osita Chidoka has described Onitsha, a suburb of Anambra state as an ungoverned space.

This is a reaction over the petrol tanker fire incident that led to to the death of seven people and loss of properties in the South Eastern state on Wednesday.

Many traders at the Ochanja market are counting their losses at the moment.

Osita took to his social media page lambasting the government for being visionless with no coherent development plan for the area.

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“Onitsha is an ungoverned space; divided by artificial boundaries of Local Governments, unattended to by a visionless State, lacking a coherent development plan, unloved by residents who lack a sense of community. The fire today is symptomatic of deep-seated urban challenges

“The markets shut down for prayers and sanitation. Can all the other markets shut down for an hour or two every week for fire drills? Can they arrange for a fire survey from Federal fire service and modify their market to enhance emergency response? Since government is MIA citizen response is required. I will engage the market leadership,” he wrote.

In his reaction, popular presenter, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu Last night was a lot. said we are on our own in the country.

“Last night was a lot. We really are on our own in this country… Those images from Onitsha are still so heartbreaking. May the departed Rest In Peace,” he tweeted.

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Meanwhile, the state government has set up a panel to investigate the cause of the inferno and wht there was no quick response from the Fire Sevice.


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