Katsina Elders’ Forum Condoles With Masari Over Fire Incident
Katsina received N230m donations for market fire incident victims
The Katsina State Government has so far received the various donations to the tune of N170m from sympathizers for the Katsina Central market fire incident victims.
However, Katsina Post learnt that the donations have now reached N230m after N20m each from Jigawa and Kebbi Governors as well as another N20m from Senator representing Katsina Central, Senator Kabir Abdullahi Barkiya.
The Katsina State Governor, Rt Hon Aminu Bello Masari made this known when he received elders from the state under the auspice of Katsina Elders Forum on Tuesday at his office.
The elders, Katsina Post learnt were at the Katsina Government House to commiserate with the Governor over the fire incident that engulfed parts of Katsina central market.
In a letter signed by its Chairman Alhaji Aliyu Balarabe Saulawa and Secretary Alhaji Aliyu Sani Muhammad, the forum said the unfortunate incident had caused havoc and great loss to the traders.
“This unfortunate incident, no doubt, caused a lot of havoc that resulted into a great loss to our traders who contribute immensely to the economic activities of the state.
“We pray for Allah (SWT) to provide succour to the victims of this sad incident and give them the courage to bear the irreparable loss,” the letter read in part.
The forum also noted the immediate action taken by Governor Masari who instituted a panel of inquiry shouldered with the responsibility of unearthing the root cause of the inferno and to provide suggestions on how to prevent future occurrence.
“This has further confirmed your altruism in leadership and genuine concern for your citizens’ welfare,” the letter added.
In his response, Governor Masari said the inferno was unusual considering the time it broke out and how fast it spread and the level of damage caused despite all the efforts to put out the fire.
The governor then called on the traders affected to consider the lessons taught by the disaster and cooperate with the administrative committee of investigation put in place by giving genuine account of what they have lost.