Abuja - Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike,
warned the government would sanction officials if found complicit in the fire
that gutted the Braithwaite Memorial Hospital, Port Harcourt.
A panel of inquiry has been set up to investigate the
cause of the fire that ravaged parts of the state-owned facility on Sunday.
“If it is as a result of negligence, those involved will
be sanctioned. We must endeavour to protect Government property at all times,”
He nonetheless sympathized with the doctors affected by
this fire incident.
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“We thank God that no life was lost,” said Wike.
The governor, during his visit to the Doctor's Quarters,
where he went to supervise efforts to put out the inferno, directed that all
the five doctors and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health residing at the
facility be immediately relocated to Government Guest Houses, together with
He commended the fire fighters from the State Fire
Service, Nigeria Ports Authority and Shell among others who put of the inferno
and prevented it from spreading.
Wike announced that the State Government would rebuild
the burnt quarters.
The fire, whose cause could not immediately be
ascertained, started from the top floor of the two -storey building at about
15h00 and completely damaged that floor.
- CAJ News