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Zamfara Market fire: APC Governors commiserate with victims, donates N50m

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Zamfara Market fire: APC Governors commiserate with victims, donates N50m

By Auwal Ilyasu, Birnin Kebbi

The Progressives Governors’ Forum (PGF), on Monday, sympathized with the victims of the fire incident that gutted parts of Tudun Wada Central Market in Gusau the Zamfara State capital.

The delegation which was led by the chairman of the Forum, Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State to sympathize with the people and the Government of Zamfara State also donated N50 million to victims of the incident.

A statement issued by Mr Yahaya Sarki, Special Adviser (SA) Media to Bagudu stated that the Chairman disclosed that the donation was on behalf of PGF and that the gesture was to show the governors concern over the incident.

According to Sarki, Bagudu said: “The sad incident that happened at Tudun Wada Gusau Market affected the livelihood of not only the traders but others who have become victims of the inferno.

“We found it necessary to show our concern and sympathy to the victims”. He also said a similar visit was made by the team to Katsina state where another fire incident was recorded.

Bagudu further stated that the gesture was to compliment the effort of Zamfara State Governor in assisting victims who had lost everything to the fire to restart their business activities.

Sarki said that the Kebbi State Governor described the fire incident as saddening and tragic. He said: “This devastating incident regrettably struck at a time when the Zamfara State Governor was working on all fronts to reinvigorate the economy of the state.

Sarki further stated that the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Muhammad Matawalle, commended the forum for the immeasurable gesture.

Matawalle said that, the gesture will go a long way in alleviating the losses of the victims of the inferno.

He said: “This is what brotherliness is all about which says, blood is thicker than water. This is an exemplary show of love, friendship, commitment and solidarity”.

The Zamfara State Governor, acknowledged the kind gesture of the APC Governors which he noted his colleagues from the PDP have not done.

The APC Governors Forum Chairman was accompanied by the governor of Yobe State and the Chairman of All Progressives Congress APC Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee Hon. Mai-Mala Buni and Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State.

Zamfara Market fire: APC Governors commiserate with victims, donates N50m

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