The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has sympathised with the Katsina State Government and donated N30 million to the victims of the fire incident, which razed the Katsina Central Market in Katsina State.
Thisday reports that The Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, who announced the donation yesterday, while in audience with the State Governor, Hon. Aminu Bello Masari at the Government House, described the incident as unfortunate and a great loss.
Fayemi, represented by the Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, said the fire disaster occurred at the time the governors were battling with economic and security challenges.
He said: “It is unfortunate that this is coming at the time when we are facing a lot of challenges in terms of economic and security challenges in the country.
He, however, said efforts were ongoing by governors within the North-west and North-central to tackle the prevailing security problems bedeviling the region for peace and development to thrive in the zone.
This is coming as Masari has constituted a committee to investigate the cause of the inferno and make recommendations to the state government.
Responding, Masari thanked his colleagues for the gesture and vowed to use the fund to assist the victims to resume their commercial activities in the market.