Four missing in Anambra boat mishap

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Four persons are still missing in the Anambra boat mishap that occurred on Saturday at Ogbaru Local Government Area of the state.

This was disclosed by the Anambra State House of Assembly while calling for an investigation into the matter.

The House urged Governor Willie Obiano to direct the Commissioner for Road, Railways and Water Transportation, Chinwe Nwaebili, to support the efforts to recover the bodies.

In a motion of urgent public importance, sponsored by the member representing Ogbaru II constituency, Somtochukwu Udeze, during plenary, the House regretted that the bodies of the victims had not been found.

The Majority Leader in the House, Victor Okoye; and the Chief Whip, Lawrence Ezeudu, advised those who use water transportation to wear life jackets, calling on the appropriate agencies to enforce the law on water transportation.

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The four missing persons were among the 15 passengers and crew who boarded the boat at Ogwuikpere on Saturday.

Eleven out of the 15 passengers were rescued, including a couple and their child.

Reacting to the development on Wednesday, the governorship candidate of the Progressive Peoples Alliance in the November 18 poll in the state, Godwin Ezeemo, while expressing sympathy for the victims, said if voted to power, he would introduce policies that would bring about safe water transport system in the state.

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He said, “The resources we have are more than enough to provide the basics we need as a state if we are sincere with the ways we manage our resources as a government and as a people.”