Katsina Lawmaker Make Case For Victims Of Katsina Market Fire
Hon Isansi Moved Motion Of Urgent Need to Provide Relief Materials to Victims of Fire Incidence In Katsina Market
The House of Representatives has called for the intervention of the Federal Government to provide succour for victims of the recent fire incident at the Katsina Central Market in Katsina State.
The House particularly urged the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, the National Emergency Management Agency and other relevant agencies to provide relief materials to the victims for their survival and business reactivation.
Also, the House urged the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment to facilitate “a well-coordinated intervention by specialised bodies” such as the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture.
The lawmakers would also set up a delegation to convey their empathy to the government and people of Katsina State over the tragedy.
The resolutions were made following the unanimous adoption of a motion titled, ‘Urgent Need to Provide Relief Materials to Victims of Fire Incidence at the Katsina Central Market.’
The sponsor, Salisu Isansi, said, “The House notes that on March 22, 2021, the Katsina Central Market was gutted by fire which lasted for over 11 hours and destroyed goods and properties worth billions of naira; and is so far the worst ever since the creation of the state.
“The fire started from a bank located in the centre of the market and engulfed about 2000 shops and has now left the victims with the challenge of how to restart their businesses without capital and shops.
“The victims and their dependents will be demoralised if urgent steps are not taken to provide relief materials with sustainable measures that will rehabilitate the destroyed market in such a manner that will forestall further recurrence”, he said.