Local

Abia Tailors Beg Govt As Fire Guts Machines, Goods Worth Millions Of Naira In Aba

Abia Tailors Beg Govt As Fire Guts Machines, Goods Worth Millions Of Naira In Aba

Abia Tailors Beg Govt As Fire Guts Machines, Goods Worth Millions Of Naira In Aba

Abia Tailors Beg Govt As Fire Guts Machines, Goods Worth Millions Of Naira In Aba

The state government in Aba, Abia State, has been urged to help the fashion designers on Jubilee Road restart their businesses after they lost machinery and materials worth millions of Naira in a fire that destroyed their workshops.

ALSO, READ Traders Lament As Fire Guts Market In Delta State

According to information obtained by Saturday Vanguard, a fire that broke out at the Asa House in the neighborhood on Wednesday night destroyed 15 industrial sewing machines, fabrics,, and finished designer clothing worth millions of Naira.

One of the impacted fashion designers, Mr.. Okechukwu Nderi, stated on Wednesday that after working in the business and leaving for home, he received calls informing him that his place of employment was on fire.

Abia Tailors Beg Govt As Fire Guts Machines, Goods Worth Millions Of Naira In Aba

His words; “I was at home resting later in the night when I got a call informing me that my shop and other ones were on fire. It was already late in the night; I could not get to the scene until early morning, Thursday.  But before I could reach here this morning, I saw that the fire had consumed almost everything before the Fire Service came to quench the fire.

We lost 15 industrial sewing machines and high quality and expensive fabrics, all of which could be valued in the neighbourhood of N13 million burnt to ashes.”

ALSO, READ Abia State Poly Funded With N7.1 Billion – Commissioner

Another fashion designer who gave his name as Emeka lamented that a consignment of finished materials he was to send to his customers in Abuja the next day was completely burnt in the inferno.

“The estimate of industrial machines and fabrics I lost in the fire is over N10 million. I don’t even know what to tell my customers in Abuja whose materials I had prepared to send to them the next day. All I had labored in life to set up this shop have gone up in flames. I’m appealing to the government to come to my aid to enable me to start business again.”

Abia Tailors Beg Govt As Fire Guts Machines, Goods Worth Millions Of Naira In Aba

Caretaker of the building, Mr Onwuka Onuegbe who was also affected, said they were sleeping at midnight on Wednesday when power was restored to the area.

He disclosed that the fire started in one of the shops where fashion designers were working and spread to other areas.

ALSO, READ 10 Persons Die As Illegal Refinery In Abia Explodes

According to him, it was not long after the power restoration that the fire started in one of the shops the fashion designers were making use of.

Onuegbe stated that efforts made by the people around the area to quench the fire were unsuccessful.

They, however, invited personnel of the Abia Fire Service who assisted to put off the fire after many machines and fabrics had been burnt.

ALSO, READ 500 Level Student Commits Suicide In Abia State After Taking Hard Drug

The fashion designers pleaded for financial assistance from the state government and individuals to help them restart their businesses and take care of their families.


24SevenHUB.CO brings updates on the latest news, tech tips and information, job recruitments for Nigerians, foreigners and remote jobs for seekers, and much more… Here, you can read and share thoughts, ideas, and opinions and get real-time updates from around the globe.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Back to top button
error: Alert: Content is protected !!
%d bloggers like this: