Former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka says Onitsha is an ungoverned space; divided by artificial boundaries of Local Governments, unattended to by a visionless State.
Chidoka said this in a tweet on his official twitter, stating that the State lacks a coherent development plan.
The Peoples Democratic Party Chieftain (PDP) statement is in reaction to the petrol tanker explosion that killed unknown number of people in Onitsha, Anambra State.
According to reports, the fire started after a tanker laden with PMS feel into a ditch and spilled its content, resulting in multiple explosion that also affected Ochanja Market in Onitsha.
Onitsha is an ungoverned space; divided by artificial boundaries of Local Governments, unattended to by a visionless State, lacking a coherent development plan, unloved by residents who lack a sense of community. The fire today is symptomatic of deep seated urban challenges.
The markets shut down for prayers and sanitation. Can all the other markets shut down for an hour or two every week for fire drills? Can they arrange for a fire survey from Federal fire service and modify their market to enhance emergency response? Since government is MIA citizen response is required. I will engage the market leadership.