Saraki Gives N5m To Kano Market Fire Victims

Kano market fire

Victims of the recent inferno at a market in Kano State have been given N5 million by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

The donation was announced on Wednesday when Chairman of the Senate Committee on Works, Kabiru Gaya, paid a sympathy visit to victims of the unfortunate fire that occurred few days ago at Sabon Gari market, where properties worth millions of Naira were lost.

Gaya, who disclosed the monetary gesture on behalf of Saraki, noted that the Senate President was moved by the incident, hence, his decision to make the donation.

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The lawmaker, who represents Kano South Senatorial District in the Senate, said during his visit to the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, that the magnitude of the fire would impact negatively on economic lives of the victims.

Speaking, he said the “Senate President was so much worried and concerned about the unfortunate incident; this is the reason why he asked me to represent him to bring the donation.

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“We, the three senators from the state, will also sponsor a motion on the floor of the house for the urgent assistance of the Federal Government to victims of the disaster.”

The Senator commended Ganduje for setting up committees to facilitate return of business activities in the market as well as for the steps so far taken by the government to provide immediate assistance to the victims.

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Gaya prayed God to prevent future occurrence and replenish what the victims may have lost in the inferno.

In his remarks, the governor thanked Saraki for the kind gesture. He assured him that the money would be used judiciously for the purpose it was donated.

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