Preventing fire out break in Nigerian market.
Suddenly we hear of fire engulfing a certain section of a large market.
Mostly destroying goods worth thousands and millions of naira and hoodlums carting away with valuable during the coax.
In the past one month, there has been two major fire outbreak in the Nigerian market.
The ochanja onitsha Market and Balogun market in Lagos.
During each of this incident, valuables were lost and some traders left with nothing as they couldn’t save anything from the fire.
Others who are opprtuned, save some of their goods and the rest goes up in flames.
You may be tempted to ask, what causes fire out break in a market place?
Several factors that might be beyond our control can start a fire like the one of ochanja market in Anambra state
It was said that a vehicle conveying fuel fell down and burst into flame.
As a highly inflammable liquid, it quickly spread to other area thereby affecting more business owners.
Others could be caused by electrical spark from a particular shop which gradually escalates and affect others.
Despite the cause of the fire, there are measures required of any standard market in other to cub fire incidents.
With these measures in place, we can kill this fire as soon as they begin.
- Every shop should have a fire extinguisher : you will agree with me that with such valuable in place. Shop owners can quickly stop a fire from breaking out and destroying valuables.
- Market leaders should penalize those who illegally cross wires in the name of lightening their shops. There should be a professional electrician who would be in charge of electrical connections and installations in the market.
- Each market place should have well equipped fire service within the market. This shortens the response time and will lead to fires stopped as soon as they start.
- Special attention should be given to the kind of building in the market. If fire resistant walls are erected in the market places, these occurrences will be a thing of the past.
The governing bodies of the market and the state ought to work together towards the protection of citizens and their investments.
It is also advisable that business owners should insure their properties and commodities. This will help them bounce back after such incident.