BREAKING: Cross River First Lady Settles Hospital Bills Of Electrocuted Traders in Calabar

The First Lady of Cross River State and Wife of the Governor, Rev. (Mrs.) Eyoanwan Otu, has settled the hospital bills of two traders that suffered severe electrocution in the Calabar South area on Saturday<<<READ FULL ARTICLE>>>

Rev. (Mrs.) Otu who visited the victims, Chijioke Udoji and Uzoma Anthony, at the Calabar General Hospital, was accompanied by the lawmaker representing Calabar South I in the State Assembly, Hon. Effiong Ekarika.

The Wife of the Governor, who was represented by one of her aides, Dr. (Mrs.) Inyang Asibong, said being at the hospital fits into the Governor’s People First philosophy, and coming to the assistance of those impacted by avoidable situations.

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Mr. Chijioke Udoji and Uzoma Anthony, traders at Chamley in Calabar South, cheated death by the whiskers after they were severely electrocuted on Saturday evening when an electric pole sparked and went up in flames and as they try to salvage their wares from their shops.

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Speaking at the hospital visit, Dr. Asibong quoted the First Lady as saying, “I am here to not only thank God for His divine mercy of sparing your lives in that unfortunate electrical mishap, but to assure you that the Government of Cross River State identifies with both of you and your families in this terrible but avoidable circumstances.

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“Let your minds be at rest and thankful to God as my office has undertaken all the medical expenses. I wish to also commend all those who put their lives at risk to avert a fatal outcome. I, however, urge the concerned authorities to investigate and see how such an unfortunate situation can be averted in the future.”

Also, Hon. Ekarika supported the initiative of the First Lady with N500, 000<<<READ FULL ARTICLE>>>

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