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Abia North Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has paid a visit to Umunneochi Timber Market to sympathise with victims of a recent fire incident at the market.

The fire incident was said to have destroyed shops and property worth billions of naira.

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 Timber Market and the traders whose goods were lost to the fire incident earlier this year.

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“We are here to pay a sympathy visit to the traders of the timber market over the fire outbreak and offer our total support to them at these trying times. 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 that the former Abia state governor “has always been part of them”.

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