Several months after an explosion occurred at the oil field of Abaeze in Ohaji Egbema local government area of Imo state, another explosion has occurred at Obitti community, precisely at the Rubber Estate in the same territory. It was gathered from a reliable source that no fewer than 25 persons died in the inferno that resulted from the explosion on Tuesday.
It was also gathered that the incident occurred when the perpetrators dug a hole in the premises and connected a hose from the hole to their tanker vehicle where the crude oil was being transferred to. The Imo Police Command’s spokesman, ASP Henry Okoye, confirmed the incident and added that the Commissioner of Police, Aboki Danjuma, has set up a high powered investigative team to ascertain the cause of the incident.
Meanwhile, President Bola Tinubu has asked Nigerians to forget those leaving the country for greener pastures abroad, adding that his administration will train more people. Tinubu, who spoke on Monday, in Owerri, during the swearing-in of Governor Hope Uzodimma for second term as Imo State’s number one citizen, urged Nigerians not to be bothered about the mass exodus of skilled workers from the country.
The President assured that the Federal Government, in collaboration with sub-nationals, will train more persons to fill the professional gap now conspicuous in health, tech and other sectors. Addressing the people of the state shortly after the governor took the oath of office, Tinubu said the education of children and youths was a priority for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
“You see the priority in industrialisation. Healthcare will receive more allocation and more attention. Don’t worry about what you are hearing about the Japa syndrome, we will train more people and we will supply them self,” he said. The President also assured the people of the South-East that “the peace you are enjoying here will be better and we will work more to achieve that peace”.
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