Katsina market fire: Malami leads FG delegation to meet with Traders, victims


A Federal Government delegation led by the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, were in Katsina on Tuesday on the order of President Muhammadu Buhari, to meet with the traders and victims of Monday’s fire disaster which razed down Katsina Central Market

Malami told the traders that President Buhari shared their pains and moments of grief and assured them of prompt rehabilitation.

He said; ”the President heard what happened; he is always with you especially in this trying moment and has prayed to God to comfort you richly.

”We will partner with Katsina State Government to fashion out appropriate relief measures.

”The Minister for Humanitarian Affairs has also been directed to assess and provide relief packages to the affected traders.”

Malami further announced the donation of N5m by traders from Kebbi State to their Katsina counterparts

Also speaking, the Minister for Interior, Rauf Aregbesola emphasized the need for efficient fire control measures, provision of market management control, prevention and installation of firefighting devices in the market to avoid a repeat of the unfortunate incident.


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