Buhari promises assistance to victims of Zamfara, Katsina fire disaster
By Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday stated that the Federal authorities will work with the governments of Katsina and Zamfara States to help merchants affected by two devastating hearth incidents of their main markets.
The President in separate messages delivered by a authorities delegation led by Abubakar Malami, the Lawyer Common of the Federation and Minister of Justice, in Katsina and Gusau, the 2 state capitals, expressed concern on the destruction of billions of Naira value of products and property within the inferno.
In a press release issued by the Senior Particular Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu in Abuja final night time, the President famous that the unlucky hearth incidents got here at a time when the consequences of COVID 19 on economies around the globe had taken a toll on nearly all companies.
He additionally acknowledged that lots of the merchants had stocked wares in anticipation of the growth in gross sales within the interval of the upcoming Ramadan and the Sallah competition that follows.
To ease the hardship and losses suffered, the President gave assurances that the federal government would do all that’s doable to help them, including that his purpose for sending the highly effective delegation was for them to evaluate the extent of harm and talk about with the State governments on how the Federal authorities may very well be of help.
Commiserating with the governments and folks of the 2 states, President Buhari stated he was focused on working with them to avert a recurrence of such tragic incidents.
Whereas in Gusau, the federal government delegation congratulated the State Authorities on the latest harvest of successes in curbing the actions of bandits within the State.
Malami was accompanied by the Ministers of Inside, Rauf Aregbesola, Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, Aviation, Hadi Sirika and that of Humanitarian Affairs, Catastrophe Administration and Social Improvement Sadiya Umar Faruk in addition to the Senior Particular Assistant, Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
Of their separate responses, the Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari, accepted the President’s invitation to work with Federal authorities to search out options to the recurring downside of market fires.
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He introduced that he had arrange a committee to analyze the distant and quick causes of the incident whereas giving assurances that the victims won’t be left to their destiny.
In his remarks, the Emir of Katsina, Abdulmumin Kabir Usman raised an alarm about plots to destabilise the Buhari administration, cautioning the media to keep away from taking part in a component in it.
The Governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Bello Matawalle conveyed to the President, the happiness of his folks over the go to. He described the sympathy expressed by the President following the latest hearth incident at Tudun Wada Central Market, Gusau, as an illustration of his fatherly love for Zamfara State.
The Governor used the event to enchantment to the Federal authorities to think about a common amnesty for repentant bandits as was accomplished within the case of Niger Delta militants.
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