His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has stated that all burn victims especially those in critical condition would receive the best medical care possible regardless of tribe , religion or financial standing , even if it means flying them outside the country for life saving treatment .
Governor Almakura disclosed this as he meet with Members of the Nasarawa State Traditional Council ,led by His Royal Highness the Emir of Keffi, Dr, Shehu Chindo Yamusa , who came to commiserate with the state Governor and Government over the tragic incident that occurred Monday in Lafia , which resulted in loss of life and property .
Speaking on the tragedy the Governor said he was shocked by the extent of some of the injuries and had to direct that those badly burned be moved to the National Trauma Centre in Abuja , stating that he was told this morning that about 8 persons needed more intensive care that could only be provided outside the country , where he gave directives that arrangements be made to fly them to South Africa.
He informed them that all outlets that sell gas should be moved to at least 100 meters away for the public, further stating that no approvals would be given to set up petrol stations and other life threatening businesses within the metropolises of any cities. He called on them to be the eyes of the Government to ensure enforcement.
Governor Almakura thanked the royal fathers for their care, concern and love of the people of the State for taking out time to come and sympathize with the government , he prayed for The Almighty to grant them good health, and wisdom to continue to ensure that things go well in Nasarawa State.
Lastly the Governor called for prayers for the two Emirs that were currently in Dubia for medical attention , HRH The Emir of Lafia Dr. Isa Mustapha Agawai I and HRH the Emir of Nasarawa Alh. Hassan Ahmed II praying the Almighty would heal them .
Presenting his address earlier , HRH The Emir of Keffi
, Dr, Shehu Chindo Yamusa disclosed that they were there to commiserate with
the Governor and the Government of the state over the unfortunate incident that
As well as to thank the Governor for the live saving measures he had taken, that would safeguard the lives of the citizens and bring relief to the victims.
The Sangarin of Kwandere Alh. Ahmadu Almakura delivered a heartfelt prayer for those that were receiving treatment to be healed, for the souls of those that lost their lives to find peace and their families to find comfort , and prayed for the two Emirs receiving medical attention to be healed and finally that Nasarawa State should never see such a disaster ever again.