Lawmaker visits scene of fire outbreak in Calabar… Donates N1,000,000 to victims

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The senator representing Cross River South Senatorial District Asuquo Ekpenyong, Saturday, visited the scene of the fire out break in Bogobiri a Muslim dominated settlement of Cross River State.

The inferno which engulfed about 10 shops was said to have affected shops around the palm oil and pepper trading areas of Bogobiri.

Speaking during the visit, Ekpenyong who was represented by the immediate past commissioner for transport Cross River State Honorable Oqua E. Oqua expressed shock at the incident.

According to him, “In an already difficult economy such as ours, for a fire incident of this magnitude to occur and engulf over seventeen shops one can only imagine the economic loss to the victims, I am therefore donating the sum of N1,000,000 to the community to cushion the effects of this great loss to the victims”. The senator said.

Responding, Head of the Muslim Community in the area Adamu Baba thanked Senator Asuquo Ekpenyong for showing love to the affected victims.

According to him, “What the senator has done today shows us that indeed he regards us as his own brothers. Elections are over so no one can accuse him of doing this because of politics, but this gesture today showing love to the victims of this fire will go a long way in ameliorating the situation we have at hand and God will bless him.” Adamu said.



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