Jones Onyereri Breaks Down As He Visits Scene Of Illegal Oil Refinery Explosion At Ohaji Egbema, Imo State


By Ezekwe, Uche, Owerri, Imo State

Yesterday, the Imo West Senatorial District Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Rt. Hon. Dr. Jones Onyereri, the Missionary

Parliamentarian-MP of the good people of Orlu Zone, earlier yesterday visited the gory and heartbreaking scene of the Gas Explosion where scores of humans were burnt beyond recognition.

The courageous and kind-hearted Jones Onyereri was at Abaezi Community in Ohaji/Egbema LGA to see things for himself, having been hinted with the ugly incident which took the lives of over 100 young people.

Arriving the scene, Dr. Jones and his entrouage were received by the IMC Chairman of Ohaji/Egbema, Hon. Marcel Amadioha alongside the Youth President of Egbema Youths, Comrade Mark Bright Onyenwoke and other leaders of the community.

Mmiri Na Anwu who was taken round the site by the community leaders, was interviewed by Channels TV, Arise TV, TVC, Punch Newspaper, BBC News Igbo amongst other prominent media outfits who were on ground to receive the person of Dr. Jones Onyereri.

Speaking to the gentlemen of the press, Dr. Jones expressed his saddness over the incident which terminated the lives of our young brothers and Sisters untimely. Dr. Jones called on the Government, state and federal to intervene for the affected families of the victims of the gas explosion. He further urged the government to look into the potentials of those involved in Bunkering and bring them onboard and train them adequately with the modern day technology of a modular refinery where they could be refining crude oil in order to avoid future occurrence through the illegal refining methods so as to empower the youths and boost the GDP of Imo and Nigeria at large and bring to an end this life threatening act of Bunkering.

Dr. Jones Onyereri visited some of the affected families as well. He prayed for the repose of the souls of the victims and consoled with the IMC Chairman, Hon. Marcel Amadioha and the entire people of Ohaji/Egbema to be strong for such calamity shall never befall them again.

Responding, Hon. Marcel, thanked Dr. Jones Onyereri and his entrouage for coming for on the spot assessment of things for himself. “Your action today in Abaezi and our LGA has singled you out as a Leader with human face and truly kind-hearted. We appreciate your coming and God shall grant you journey mercy as you go back”

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