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Gov. Ishaku Consoles People of Zing LGA over Fire Incident

Governor Darius  Ishaku has condoled with the people of Zing Local Government Area over Wednesday’s fire incident that has left ten dead and scores sustaining life threatening injuries.

The incident which has left the Governor and the people of the State deeply sad occurred when a tanker carrying fuel exploded near a busy spot in the town, killing many. Describing it as heartbreaking, the Governor said the Government is  looking seriously into the matter to critically assess the immediate and remote cause of the incident.

In a statement shared by Senior Special Adviser on Public Affairs, Emmanuel Bello, Governor Ishaku said the incident left him deeply sad. He said, “I’m deeply touched by this incident because it is coming at a time when we are also dealing with all sorts of issues surrounding loss of lives from the herdsmen and other terrorists attacks.

“Life is sacred and when it is taken forcefully, it leaves a bitter taste in the mouth. To families and friends of victims, I can say it is not only Zing that is mourning but the entire State. I therefore convey the Government’s heartfelt condolences to the people of Zing, especially to the victims.

“We pray God to give them the fortitude to bear these loss. While we can’t restore lives, we are committed to assisting victims as they grapple with this tragedy. Already we have deployed health support facilities and working with other agencies to provide first aid succour to affected persons”

He said that apart from the prompt response mechanisms in place, which was effectively deployed, Government is committed to dealing with tankers menace working with relevant road safety agencies.

Rescue Watch: November 2016 Report for Zing

Rescue Watch: November 2016 Report for Zing

Activity Observation Remark
Town hall meeting in Yakoko Ward

The following issues were brought up:

There is need for State Government to help fix Yakoko-Zing road.

Ministry of Rural Development to note.

  There is need to sink boreholes in all the units of the wards.
Ministry of Water Resources to note.
  There are insufficient Teachers in all the Primary Schools. There are insufficient Teachers in all the Primary Schools.
Visit to General Hospital Zing Appreciates His Excellency for deployment of more Nurses to the hospital.  
  Appealed for the release of running cost. State Government to note.
  There is need for autoclave machine for sterilization and Sphygmomanometer. HSMB to note.
  • There is need to re-roof the burnt down. quarters which houses Youth corps members.
  • There is request for provision of ambulance.
Ministry of health to note.
  There is need for repair of motorized borehole.
Ministry of Water Resources to note.
  A Philanthropists donated bed sheets to the hospital. His Excellency to personally sign an appreciation letter addressed to the Philanthropist.
Visit to Vocational Training Centre Zing
  • There are Insufficient Teachers in Science and technical subjects.
  • Need to construct an Exam hall.
  • Need to renovate a cracked block of classroom.
Ministry of education/Teaching Service Board to note.
  Need to install the 50KVA generating set supplied since 2007. Ministry of Rural development to note.
Visit to Skills Acquisition Centers The team visited the langtang weaving and tailoring centers.  All trainees were in high spirit catching up with training. They all Appreciate His Excellency for engaging them.  
The following people were assisted with various sums of money:

  • Mrs. Victoria Zing ‘A’ ward given N10,000 for drugs.
  • A Cancer patient given N20,000 to buy drugs.
  • Repairs of 2 boreholes in Zing at N20,000.
  • Mrs. Beatrice Felix delivered and was assisted with N15,000.
  • The Chairman Muslim Council Zing was assisted with N20,000 to manage his twin daughters born with a Psycho-motor disorder.