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Delfarms Fire Disaster Probe Panel Submits Final Report .

By Kingsley Ezekwelu

Gov Obiano has recieved the final report of a 9-man panel earlier set up by the state government to investigate a fire disaster at the Del-farms-Songhai project, Igbariam which occurred on Jan 26, 2018.

The panel had conducted it's activities in 3 key areas that included investigations, consultations, findings and recommendations.

Earlier in his remarks, before submitting the report to the governor,  Chairman of the Panel, Chief Dan Ogbuefi noted that in carrying out its assignment, the panel was guided by the State government's determination to transform the agricultural sector, adding that the report will assist government do the needful at the farm and other farms where it has a stake. 

He noted that among other recommendations, the report emphasized the need for the state government to restore the boundary of the Igbariam Farm settlement to guard against encroachment by neighbouring communities and protect investments sited in the area. 

Governor Obiano ,in his brief remarks, after receiving the report, thanked members of the panel for a job well done and commended the zeal with which they executed the assignment. 

The governor revealed that the whole idea behind setting up the panel was to learn from the occurrence to prevent a repeat of such incidence in farms across the state, especially with the attention his government is giving to agriculture. 

He assured that the Secretary to the State Government will immediately issue a White paper on the report to enable the State Government implement the recommendations.
The top government officials that were present during the event includes, the Chief of staff to the governor, Chief Primus Odili, Commissioner for Information, the Chief Press Secretary to governor Mr James Eze .

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