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Kano market fire a monumental disaster, says Masari


Traders scampering to rescue their wares as fire razed Sabon Gari market in Kano…

Traders scampering to rescue their wares as fire razed Sabon Gari market in Kano…

The recent fire incident that razed Sabon Gari market in Kano has been described as a monumental disaster.

Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, stated this during a sympathy visit to the scene of the tragedy.

He was the second governor to visit the market after his Kano State counterpart, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

In a press statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant, Media to the governor, Abdu Labaran Malumfashi, Masari added that the fire incident at the Sabon Gari Market was the worst in his memory, saying that its consequences would be felt throughout West Africa and beyond.

“Coming at the worst moment of the nation’s economic downturn, Governor Masari has urged store owners and other victims not to read any meanings to the incident, but to see it as an act of God, as it is He that gives and takes away wealth as and when He pleases to whomsoever He wishes,” says the statement.

Masari assured that Katsina State government would partner other governments in the North and willing benefactors to assist victims of the fire incident both in cash and kind.

The governor urged the leadership and members of the market association to put in place measures that would ensure equitable distribution and judicious use of any assistance that may come to them.

Masari was accompanied to the scene of the incident by the Director General of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Alhaji Sani Sidi and the Commanding Officer of the 3 Brigade, Kano, Brigadier-General Hamisu Hassan.

He assured that the change, which the governing party promised during election campaign would be made possible with the total support and prayers from the people, assuring that the APC government is determined and committed to empowering the people.

“The change we are talking about is not the change of faces of those in government, but the change of attitude, orientation and ways of doing things by the government,” he added.

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