- There has been a fire outbreak at Owerri International Airport
- The incident, which took place on Tuesday, February 11, was reported by FAAN
- The airport's authority, however, has said that the inferno did not affect flight operations
An emerging report from the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) indicates that a raging bush fire has destroyed a part of the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport in Owerri, Imo state.
Speaking on the incident, the cause of which is yet unknown, Henrietta Yakubu, the head of corporate affairs of the airport, revealed that air rescuers and fire-fighters are still battling to quench the flames, Nigerian Tribune reports.
However, Yakubu reported that the inferno did not in any way affect flight bookings and other operations at the airport.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the staff and the students affected by the fire incident that occurred in one of the hostels of the Government Girls Secondary School, Kawo area of Kaduna state had received some cash donation from their representative at the National Assembly.
Legit.ng's regional reporter in Kaduna, Nasir Dambatta, reports that the lawmaker, Senator Uba Sani, who represents Kaduna Central at the Senate, on Monday, February 10, made over one million naira cash donations to the school.
The victims who received the cash support to cushion the effect of the losses they incurred were three matrons and some special students displaced from Borno state.
Senator Uba Sani, who visited the school to personally console the college community and to assess the extent of damage, sent the cash donations less than 14 hours afterwards through his aides.
Appreciating the gesture on behalf of the college community, the principal of the school, Rakiya Ismail Ahmed, said Senator Uba had actually lived up to the promise he made to the victims and the school authority.
"The senator came yesterday to console us and promised to send support to the victims which he promptly did. He sent N500,000 cash to two of the matrons, N100,000 for the treatment of another matron who is in hospital and N150,000 for GCC students from Borno among other donations.
"The college community is indeed grateful to the Senator for this timely support and for making his words his bonds. We pray Allah to bless him and to reward him abundantly," the principal said.
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