The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lamented the alleged spate of disasters across the states of the federation in the recent time, even as it called for the concern of all.
PDP in a statement by it National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Sunday said it “particularly grieves over the recent devastating fire disaster at the Sokoto Central Market, the Kugbo, Abuja furniture inferno, the Friday’s gas explosion in Agbor, Delta, the gas explosion at Rumuodumanya, Obio Akpor local government, River State on Saturday as well as other avoidable tragedies that had befallen our dear nation and her citizens in the recent time.
The opposition party added that “our party bemoaned the Sokoto market incident as a national tragedy, given the strategic place the market occupies in the economy of our nation as a commercial hub for both national and international trade activities.
Continuing, the statement read “the party also expressed shock over the gas plant explosion in Agbor, Delta state, which led to the death of our compatriots, including children, as well as the hospitalization of others.
“The PDP further expressed concern over the gas plant explosion at Rumuodumanya, Obio Akpor local government, Rivers state.
“Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims of these disasters for their losses especially the bereaved, who are left with the excruciating pain of losing their loved ones.
“The PDP however commends the intervention of governors elected on the platform of our party for taking immediate steps to mitigate the sufferings of the victims.
“The PDP commends Governor Nyesom Wike for his gesture of sending financial relief to douse the pain of the victims of the Sokoto fire disaster as well as his quick intervention in the Rumuodumanya inferno, stating that such actions reinforces our party’s commitment to the unity, stability and cohesiveness of our dear nation.
“The party also commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for coming to the aid of the victims of the Agbor explosion, especially in guaranteeing medical treatment for the hospitalized.
“Our party also commends the Sokoto State Governor, Rt. Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, for his quick intervention in the Sokoto Market inferno.
“The PDP commiserates with the victims of the Sokoto, Agbor, Kugbo and Rumuodumanya disasters and urges the Federal Government to join, not only in providing succor for the victims, but to also take steps to equip our disaster management agencies for improved emergency response as well as measures to forestall such disasters in the future.”