Gov. Sani-Bello Donates N20mn to victims of Market Fire
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello has donated the sum N20 million to the victims of last Thursday’s fire outbreak that engulfed the Etsu Musa Market in Bida.
He said the donation is a palliative measure to ease the hardship of the victims.
Governor Sani-Bello made the announcement at the Estu Nupe Palace Bida while commisserating with the traders and the people of the Emirate.
He also promised to set up a committee to investigate the remote cause of the fire incident and provide recommendations.
“For the main time, we are donating the sum of N20 million cash to those that were affected by the fire disaster.
“Niger State Emergency Management Agency, NSEMA and a special committee will investigate and take stock of the losses suffered by the people to ensure that they are compensated” he said.
The Governor while describing the fire incidence as unfortunate, he promised to establish a modern fire service station in the market. He also directed NSEMA to provide safety devices to avoid further occurance in the proposed new market in case of emergency.
Also speaking at the occasion, the Etsu Nupe and Chairman Council of Traditional Rulers, Alh. Yahaya Abubakar commended the Governor for the timely intervention and called on the people to ensure maximum cooperation with the committee.
The Governor was accompanied on the visit and the inspection of the market by a federal lawmaker, Senator Mustapha Sani; Speaker, Niger State House of Assembly, Hon Ahmed Marafa; Chief of Staff, Mikail Al-Amin Bmitosahi; Head of Service, Alh. Sule Yabagi, Commissioners, Special Advisers, Director Generals, women leaders, APC Stakeholders and other government officials.
Jibrin Baba Ndace
Chief Press Secretary