The other day it was a section of Ochanja Market Onitsha that was gutted by fire. Then days ago, Ariaria Market, Aba also had a major fire incident.
Clothing materials and equipment of hardworking traders and artisans were destroyed. Many hardworking businesspeople have thus landed from economic frying pan to economic fire.
Fire fighting trucks should henceforth be stationed near every major market in Igboland, and other parts of the country to arrest recurrence of fire incidents in markets.
The market associations should also make sure best practices for fighting fires are made known to the traders. We can arrange for such seminars if contacted.
See photo of the Ariaria fire here.