Niger State governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello has donated the sum N 20million to the victims of last Thursday’s fire outbreak that engulfed the Etsu Musa Market, Bida, as part of efforts to ease the hardship of the victims
Governor Sani-Bello disclosed this in Bida at the Estu Nupe
Palace, while commiserating with the traders and the people of Bida
He said the N20 million was a palliative to enable the victim’s find ways to engage in their businesses and earn their source of living as a committee will be set up to look into compensating those that were affected.
“For the main time, we are donating the sum of N 20 million cash to
those that were affected by the fire disaster. Niger State Emergency Management Agency, NSEMA , together with a committee that will be set up will investigate and take stock of the losses suffered by the people to ensure that they are compensated”.
The Governor while describing the fire incidence as unfortunate
assured the people of a fire service station in the market and also
directed NSEMA to provide safety devices to avoid future occurrences in the proposed new market in case of emergency.
Governor Sani-Bello has however called on the people to corporate with the committee as they carry out their investigations and has also prayed God to replenish them.
Governor Sani-Bello who visited the scene along side the Estu Nupe,
Alh Yayaha Abubakar and other top government officials , promised to investigate the cause of the incidence.
Also speaking, the Etsu Nupe and chairman Council of Traditional
Rulers, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar commended the Governor for the timely intervention and called on the people to ensure Maximum Corporation with the committee.
He also stated that a committee will be set up at the local government level to carry out the investigation.
The Governor was accompanied by the Etsu Nupe, Alh. Yahaya Abubakar, Speaker, Niger State House of Assembly, Hon Ahmed Marafa, Senator Mustapha Sani, chief of staff, Mikail Al-Amin Bmitosahi, Head of Service, Alh. Sule Yabagi, commissioners, special advisers, director- generals, women leaders, APC stakeholders and other government officials to the Mmarket.
Also with the governor, were Members House of Representatives: Hon Umar Bago, Hon Lado Suleja,Hon Mahmud Mohammed, Hon Abdullahi Mai Sola and Hon Shehu Slow, former House of Representatives, Hon Mahmoud PRP and Hon Ibrahim Ebbo.