Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, yesterday, led prominent Igbo leaders to the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Ituku/Ozalla, to empathize with the students of Presentation Nursery and Primary School, Awgu Local Government Area and other victims, who were involved in a recent fatal road accident.
such as the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo; the Deputy Minority Leader and member representing Aninri/Awgu/Oji-River Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon. Toby Okechukwu; Member representing Enugu East/Isi-Uzo Federal Constituency, Hon. Cornelius Nnaji; Chairman, Enugu State Council of Traditional Rulers, Amb. Lawrence Agubuzu; wife of the former Premier of the Eastern Region and Nigeria’s first President, late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Prof Uche Azikiwe; leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), former Minister of Women Affairs, Chief Mrs. Josephine Anenih, Enugu State youth and student leaders, among others,
Governor Ugwuany, while urging the management of the hospital to give the victims adequate medical attention, used the occasion to announce that the state government would take care of all their medical bills to any level and
In a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, Ugwuanyi commiserated with the Catholic Bishop of Awgu Diocese, His Lordship, Most Reverend John Okoye, the Chairman and good people of Awgu LGA, over the tragic incident.
Aroh disclosed that the governor assured the good people of the Awgu LGA of the solidarity and support of the state government and directed the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Ikechukwu E. Obi and the council chairman, Hon. Pedro Nwankwo to take appropriate actions on the incident.
In a related development, the Deputy Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Toby Okechukwu expressed sadness over the accident. In a statement he released at the weekend, he called for detailed investigation into the incident to establish the immediate and remote causes and recommend measures to prevent future occurrence.
The lawmaker, who represents Aninri/Awgu/Oji River Federal Constituency, condoled with the management, staff, affected pupils and all those who lost their loved ones in the unfortunate incident.
“This is a very sad moment, not only to the school and the Catholic Diocese of Awgu, but also a personal loss to me, the people of Awgu, and Enugu State as a whole. My heartfelt condolences go particularly to parents and families of our children and other loved ones who lost their lives,” he said.