The State Chief Executive Nyesom Ezenwo Wike stated this while playing host to members of the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Pipe Line Explosion in Kom Kom Rivers State at the Government House in Port Harcourt on Thursday, 11th July 2019.
Represented by his Deputy Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo Governor Wike urged members of the Committee to interact with relevant stake holders, engage the authorities concerned to ensure that the damaged pipes are replaced and also reach out to those who were affected by the explosion.
Governor Wike said “as a people we feel very bereaved it is not only 15 persons there are many more casualties. I think one of the worst kinds of death is fire burn, to a point where it is 100%”.
The Governor expressed gratitude to the Senate President, Ahamed Lawan and members of the Committee for the visit, stressing that it is a demonstration of concern and affection for the Rivers People.
In his remarks the leader of the delegation Senator Dr. Ibrahim Gobir said the Senate at its sitting on Wednesday 3rd July 2019 considered a motion sponsored by Senator George Sekibo on Pipeline explosion in Kom Kom Oyigbo, Rivers State which informed the setting up of an Ad Hoc committee to condone the Government and people of Rivers State and also investigate the cause of the incident to avert future occurrence.