According of Arch Bishop Valerian Okeke, the Catholic church has donated a total of twenty seven million naira to the victims of the fire outbreak in Ochanja market.
Recall that an accident involving a fuel tanker months back led to an inferno that destroyed lives and properties worth millions of Naira.
“With gratitude to God, and on behalf of the priests, the religious and the good people of Onitsha Archdiocese who contributed generously, we as a family of God in Onitsha Archdiocese, are today offering our spiritual and financial support to the victims of the fire outbreak in Onitsha that destroyed properties and lives, on the 16th of October, 2019.
The Onitsha Archdiocese after celebrating the Holy Mass at the Market today, handed over the victims to God, and also will distribute the financial support of 27 million naira to all the affected individuals without discrimination or favour of any religious denomination because we are all the Children of one God.
To those wounded, I pray for God’s divine healing and to those who lost their lives, we continue to pray God to accept them among His saints and console the family. Amen.” Bishop Valerian wrote in a Facebook post.