Ganduje donates N250m to victims of market fire disasters in Kano

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, has donated N250 million to victims of fire outbreaks that engulfed Kurmi, Singa and Rimi markets.

This is contained in a statement on Thursday in Kano, by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Abba Anwar.
It said Gov. Ganduje sympathised with the victims and prayed for Allah’s Blessing and Divine replacement from Allah of what they lost in the outbreak.
“A Committee was raised to screen the magnitude of the tragic disasters, as some victims lost their properties more than others. The committee will look into how individual victims should be assisted,” the statement said.
Ganduje assured that the donation had been handed over to the committee for onward distribution to the affected victims.
In another development, Senator Barau Jibrin, also donated N20 million during the meeting, saying he was only aligning with the humanitarian face of Gov. Ganduje.

Earlier, traders affected by Monday’s fire outbreak at the popular Singer Market in Kano, called on the Federal and Kano State governments on Tuesday to come to their aid in order to ameliorate their sufferings.

One of the traders, Alhaji Abdulkadir Singer, said the call was necessary in order to cushion the effects of the devastating disaster on the affected traders.

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According to him, no fewer than 500 traders in the market were affected by the inferno, which razed down more than 300 shops.

He said the appeal was also imperative in view of the fact that most of the affected traders have between five and 10 persons that work under them.

“A number of the traders who lost their wares to the inferno have many people who work under them in order to fend for themselves and their families.

“So, on behalf of the chairman of the traders, I wish to appeal to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and President Muhammadu Buhari to support us as most of the affected traders have lost everything to the inferno,” he said.