Following the gas explosion which rocked the Port-Harcourt Shopping Mall on June 12, the Mall management has boasted of having the “best safety measures”, hence its ability to put out the resultant fire within a short time.
This was made known in a statement to allay fears of patrons.
Safety Record recalls that the Rivers State Police Command spokesman, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed that five persons were injured in the incident at the mall, which shares a fence with the Government House.
The statement signed by the Mall manager, Mrs. Chioma Okorie, said, “We have undertaken an extensive analysis of the situation alongside other agencies of government and we can assure our customers that the mall is safe for our teeming customers.
“The gas outburst happened in the evening of June 12, 2019, as a Safety Conscious organisation, we have hitherto trained all our security personnel on managing emergencies.
“Our internal fire fighting team were able to curtail the situation within 20 minutes.
“Simultaneously, mall staff evacuated everyone from the mall, and all those injured were taken to the hospital immediately, and are currently recuperating, we wish them swift recovery.
“As an organisation, we will want to reiterate that the mall is installed with the best safety measure and our safety equipment are top-notch because the safety of all of our tenants and shoppers is of utmost importance to us.”
The shopping mall has resumed activities with business returning to normalcy.