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Ebonyi Debunks Govt House Fire Report

Posted: Nov 14, 2015 at 1:47 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Ebonyi State Government has dismissed report by an online portal that a section of the Government House in Abakaliki was on Friday gutted by fire.

The government, in a brief press statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Emma Anya, on Saturday said members  of the public, especially Ebonyi resident,  should disregard the story.
“There was a spark in the office of the Office of the SSA  to the Governor on Petroleum, Onyibe Bassey Chima, on Friday but no portion of the office was damaged. The SSA was attending the burial of the mother –in-law of a former SGF,  Senator Anyim  Pius Anyim, when the incident happened.
“ When he was alerted, Hon. Chima raced back to Abakaliki and to the Glory of God, some members of staff in the Government House had  doused the spoke. Only   a photocopier and a television set in the  said office were slightly  affected.
 “We  therefore restate that no portion of the Ebonyi State Government House was  gutted by fire.”