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Obaze, MD/CEO Selonnes Consult reacts to the Nnewi Timber Market Fire.

Mr. Oseloka H. Obaze a governance and policy expert and the MD/CEO Selonnes Consult Ltd. has described “as harrowing, regrettable and most unfortunate” the fire that gutted the Nnewi Timber market that resulted in huge financial losses. 

“I join those who have sympathized with the owners of the timber shades and building at the Nnewi Timber Market gutted by fire with resultant huge losses. Fire incidents such as these, though not uncommon during the harmattan season, are easily avoidable if the proper and statutory safety checks and measures were in place. It is harrowing, regrettable and most unfortunate, that our people will suffer such huge loses in this time of recession. Public safety and infrastructure based on best practices, must be priorities if we must avoid costly incidents such as these. Unfortunately, that is not yet the case, even as pretend that our public utilities are all operational. We need to improves on our public safety operations, especially in terms of emergency responses to road accidents, fire and natural hazards.” 


Nnewi market fire losses, harrowing, regrettable- Ex-SSG

Oseloka Obaze, MD & CEO

Oseloka Obaze, MD & CEO

Mr. Obaze is the former Secretary to the State Government of Anambra State, Nigeria from 2012 to 2015 - MD & CEO, Oseloka H. Obaze. Mr. Obaze also served as a former United Nations official, from 1991-2012, and as a former member of the Nigerian Diplomatic Service, from 1982-1991.

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