By Nanchang Paul
Natives of Langtang-South Local Government Area of Plateau State , on Tuesday recounted their ugly experience while putting out a fireoutbreak that engulfed the Incubation Centre project of the National Board of Technology Incubation (NBTI) Abuja located in Mabudi Langtang-South local government council of the State.
Our correspondent reports that the project facilitated by Hon. Beni Lar, the Federal lawmaker representing Langtang-North/Langtang-South Federal Constituency at the National Assembly ,which is under construction when completed will address the issues of human capital development and empower the locals .
The project which consist of the “Development of laboratories, Workshop and Incubation Units” at the TIC Mabudi Extension, located at the outskirts of Mabudi town the headquarters of Langtang-South Local Government Area of Plateau State is said to have been set ablaze by yet to be identified persons.
An eyewitness Mr. Lohpon Nimfah Lar ,who together with other locals helped to put out the fire narrated to Journalists yesterday when the Lawmaker Hon Beni Lar visited the scene of the fire incident how they used their urine to quenched the fire due to lack of water in the area.
“At about 8pm on Sunday we were told that there was a fire outbreak at the Incubation Centre and we ran to this place, there was no water ,One of us had to removed his shirt and everybody was told to urinate on the shirt.
“After urinating, the shirt became wet so we used it by placing it on any burning wood and brushed it until the fire is off before those who went for water arrived.”
Another eyewitness Mr. Samson Shama who used his car to get water said members of the Community had to used narpsack farm sprayer in their numbers to help put of the fire.
He called on government to put out measures that would tackle fire outbreaks as well as deploy security operatives to the site until it is completed and commission for use.
Lar who visited the traditional ruler of Mabubi Ponzhi Nimmak Dauda over the incident before proceeding to the project site accompanied by the former Chairman of Langtang-North Hon. Joshua Laven assured the community that the multi-million naira project is going to be completed and commissioned for the benefit of all Nigerians.
She stressed that she will not in anyway be distracted by those distractors from delivering on her campaign promises by ensuring that her constituents’ and the good people of Plateau State and the country enjoy the dividends of democracy .
In a related development ,the Chairman of the council Prince Venman Bulus in a statement made available to newsmen in Jos sympathized with the federal ministry of science and technology over the incident.
He said he has ordered for full investigation to unravel the true circumstances leading to the fire incident and ensure that those behind the act are arrested .
He called on Langtang South citizens to help the security agencies in carrying out the investigation to bring the perpetrators to book.
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