The State lawmaker representing Nnewi North in the state house of Assembly’ Hon. Nonso Smart Okafor has appealed to the Governor of Anambra State, His Excellency, Chief Dr. Willie Obiano, to set up a panel of enquiry to ascertain the cause(s) of the inferno that razed Nnewi Timber Market and proffer solution to avert future occurrence and compensate the affected traders.
Rising under Matter of Urgent Public Importance, He noted that Ọgbọ Osisi, the timber market in Nnewi, which was known for timbers and other forms of building materials was gutted by fire on Wednesday, 17th February, 2021, destroying goods reportedly Worthing billions of Naira.
The fire which according to some eye witness, started under controversial circumstances reportedly gutted over 100 shops, hundreds of sawing and curving machines worth millions of naira each, affecting over 100 traders.
Moving the motion on the planetary , he called on the Executive Governor to order an investigation to unravel the cause of the fire disaster adding that most of the traders have lost their only means of livelihood hence the need for government to intervene and support them financially.