Posted by News Express | 15 November 2015 | 3,350 times
The Ebonyi State Government on Saturday dismissed a 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, said members of the public, especially Ebonyians, should disregard the story.
“There was a spark in 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.”
•Photo shows Governor Dave Umahi.
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