Nkwogbe Market Ihiala Fire Disaster: Panel Visits Market, Conducts Public Hearing

www.odogwublog.com reports that the panel of inquiry set up by the State government to investigate the fire disaster at Nkwogbe Market, Ihiala has visited the scene of the incident to unravel the cause of the inferno.


The Chairman of the Panel, Igwe Peter Uyanwa of Ukwulu, said the visit was to enable the panel gather first-hand information relating to the fire incident and ascertain the extent of damage.

He explained that as part of its investigation, the panel organized a public hearing at Ihiala Local Government Area, during which nearly forty witnesses and victims testified.According to the Chairman, the aim of holding the public hearing was to give a voice to those who have direct experiences from the incident, as well people with expertise relating to the mandate of the panel.

He added that members of the panel also examined relics from the fire disaster which littered the Market environment and also visited a victim of the fire disaster, Mrs Mgbokwa Ozochukwu at Our Lady of Lourdes hospital, Ihiala as well as visited Markets in Ihiala to monitor compliance with safety measures.


Nkwogbe Market Ihiala Fire Disaster: Panel Visits Market, Conducts Public Hearing Nkwogbe Market Ihiala Fire Disaster: Panel Visits Market, Conducts Public Hearing Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Saturday, May 12, 2018 Rating: 5

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