Governor Bello Mohammed has announced the donation of the sum of N50 million to fire victims of Sokoto Main market just as he extended the sympathy of Zamfara people to the sad event which occurred last week.

In company of his Sokoto state counterpart to the inferno site, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, the Governor observed that what affects Sokoto people directly affects the people of Zamfara state. ‘What affects the eye directly affects the nose too. We are basically the same people and we must share our good and bad moments together’ Governor Matawalle said.

Governor Matawalle said he was unable to visit the state last week due to the security situation arising in Zamfara at the time but prayed for Allah to give the victims of the fire the heart to bear the loss just as he also called on them to consider it as a special test from God.

‘When this market was built, it was one of the best in this country, but it has experienced more than one trial like this. God knows why these have to happen. But we must leave all matters in His hands as only He knows best’ Governor Matawalle observed.

Responding on behalf of the victims and Government Sokoto state, Governor Tambuwal thanked his counterpart and promised to ensure that the victims are attended to accordingly. He said that already, the other side of the market has been separated and all the traders have moved there to continue with their businesses.

He noted that the state is aware of the unfortunate incidences in Zamfara state last week and prayed for Allah to bring lasting peace to the region.

Zailani Bappa

Special Adviser

Public Enlightenment Media and Communications


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