NEPZA Investigates Calabar Free Trade Zone Tragedy

The Federal Government Says, it is setting up a panel of Investigation to look into the tragic incident that led to the fire disaster that burnt down a tank farm and killed ten persons at the Calabar Free Trade Zone at Esuk Utan Community, Cross River State.

MD Nigeria Export Processing Zone Authority, Emmanuel Jime says, though he suspects illegalities going on at the tank farm to be the primary reason for the incident, anyone or tank farm found culpable will upon the end of the investigation be prosecuted to serve as a deterrent.

He was Speaking in Calabar the Cross River State Capital on an under spot assessment of the tragic event.

Last Sunday remains a dark day at the Esuk Utan Community as well as those doing business at the Calabar Export Processing Zone following a fire disaster that led to the death of 10 persons and others hospitalized.

Addressing the press, Jime said government regrets the act which according to him was carried out against NEPZA’s safety regulations.

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