The United Nations (UN) Peace Ambassador representing Nigeria in Finland, Ambassador Godwin Apple Agim, in his solidarity message to the people of Onitsha in Anambra State of Nigeria over the fire incident that consumed lives and properties in the area.
Speaking to Weetalknaija Daily, Ambassador Apple told the people of Nigeria to look at this situation as a calamity that has affected the whole nation.
”If I could imagine the young and able Nigerians that have served for many years just to become independent on their own and only to face such a negative situation in life, I pour down in tears and still encourage them that it is not and never be late for God’s transformation.”
In his condolence and sympathy message to fellow Nigerians in Finland, Apple said that every necessary contact will be made to persuade the Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and the United Nations (UN) to come to their aides.
Continuing, Amb Godwin counsel the Peace Ambassadors of the Universal Peace Federation in Nigeria to engage themselves in Community base advocacy in the affected communities to avoid cases of depressions that may lead to suicide by the citizens.
He said that while waiting for the Apex report on the cause of the Onitsha fire disaster of 16th October 2019, every indication tells that the genesis of the incident developed from a fuel tank accident in the city of Onitsha.
He called on the Federal government of Nigeria to put a ban on inflammable substance to be transported across the density residential areas in Nigeria, Lagos and Onitsha are the headquarters of the Nigeria Commerce that has generated internal revenue in high competition with the oil producing states, yet no fire fighters can be found in these and other cities in Nigeria when services is needed.
“Nigeria, let’s avoid this going-back mentality and make a way forward”, Apple concluded.
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