This is a press statement from the presidency, signed by Senior Special Assistant, Shehu Garba.
President Muhammadu Buhari sympathizes with victims of the fire incidents in Sabon Gari Market, Kano State and Birnin Kebbi Central Market, Kebbi State, on Saturday, March 26, 2016.
The President commiserates with the government and people of the two states, particularly those who incurred losses.
President Buhari shares in the pain of the victims knowing that the two fire incidents had created major setbacks for all those that had business outfits in the markets, thereby affecting the livelihood of their families and setting back economic activities in the states.
The President advises the Kano and Kebbi State Government to find out the immediate and remote causes of the fire disasters in the states in order to forestall future occurrences.
Apart from investigations, President Buhari also calls for strict adherence to precautionary standards in buildings and operations in all markets to avoid fire outbreaks.
He prays that the Almighty God will comfort and replenish all those that incurred losses in the incidents.
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media & Publicity)
March 26, 2016