From Okey Sampson, Umuahia


The lawmaker representing Abia North, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, has visited the Umunneochi Timber Market to sympathise with the victims of the recent fire incident in the market.

It was said to have destroyed shops and property worth billions of naira.

Related News

Represented by his senior legislative aide, Victor Etie, Chairman of OUK Movement, Umunneochi LGA, Basil Offor, Umunneochi LGA Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prince Ugochukwu Ezekwesiri, Kalu sympathised with the management of the market, and the traders whose goods were lost to the fire incident earlier this year.

“We are here to pay a sympathetic visit to the traders of the timber market over the fire outbreak and offer our total support to them at this trying time. We must appreciate God for their lives; once there is life, there’s hope.”

The market leaders through its chairman, Charles Okpara, thanked Senator Kalu for coming to sympathise with them over the inferno, saying the former Abia governor has always been part of them.

He promised to always give their total support to Kalu in all his future political endeavours.