By Tony Edike
Wife of Enugu State Governor, Mrs Monica Ugwuanyi, has identified negligence and absence
of maintenance culture as major causes of the recent incident at
Oakland Events Center Enugu which claimed two lives and left three
others with different degrees of injuries.
Mrs. Ugwuanyi made this known when she visited the injured victims at Niger Foundation Hospital in Enugu, noting that the incident was both regrettable and avoidable.
She called for measures to ensure that there would never be a reoccurrence of such disaster in the state.
She urged the parents of both the deceased and injured victims to be strong in their spirit while praying for the quick recovery of the injured ones and the peaceful repose of the souls of those that died.
The Managing Director of the hospital Dr Ngwu, in his response, thanked the governor’s wife for her timely visit, assuring her that the victims were responding to treatment.
According to Mrs. Chioma Godwin, mother of one of the victims, the
incident occurred when the Coffee Cup Ride at the center malfunctioned.
She expressed gratitude to God for sparing the lives of her two children and to the governor’s wife for finding time to visit them.
Accompanying Mrs. Ugwuanyi during the visit was Mrs. Adaku Ubosi, wife
of the Speaker Enugu State House of Assembly, as well as wives of some
Local Government Area Caretaker Committee Chairmen.
PHOTO: Wife of Enugu State Governor, Mrs. Monica Ugwuanyi,(left) sympathizing with one of the survivors of Oakland Recreation Centre accident, Miss Peculiar Godwin, where she is receiving treatment at Niger Foundation Hospital, Independence Layout, Enugu, Friday.