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Borno Governor sympathises, announces N1bn emergency relief fund for Maiduguri market fire victims

Governor (Prof.) Babagana Zulum of Borno State

*Governor (Prof.) Babagana Zulum of Borno State has announced N1billion relief package to provide urgent assistance to victims of the Maiduguri Monday market fire incident that destroyed property worth millions of Naira early Sunday, February 26

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Following an early morning market fire destroying property, Governor (Prof.) Babagana Zulum of Borno State has announced a relief package of N1billion for victims of the Maiduguri Monday Market fire incident that occurred early Sunday, February 26, 2023.

The raging fire destroyed property, and most of the market.

Fire guts Maiduguri Monday market    Photo: Nigerian Tribune 

ConsumerConnect learnt the several traders at the Maiduguri Monday Market were left distraught, having lost property worth millions of Naira in the raging inferno early Sunday morning.

According to eyewitnesses, the fire started around between 2 and 3 a.m., and no life was lost in the tragic incident.

Governor Zulum disclosed the relief support for the victims in a state-wide broadcast after visiting the market Sunday.

The governor noted the support is to provide urgent assistance to victims pending assessment of the damage caused by the fire incident.

He also said: “We woke up today with a very sad and unfortunate fire disaster at the Maiduguri Monday market.

“This is very unfortunate but we believe that this is decreed by Allah.”

Zulum further stated: “I feel deeply pained by this incident, and I know how painful it is for anyone to work hard over the years to build his or her business, but end up losing that investment in seconds.

“I really feel the pains of everyone affected by this incident. I commiserate with all of you.”

According to him, the setting up of a committee that would include representatives of the victims, to speedily assess the damage and compile a comprehensive list of those affected and their losses.

The governor said: “I am going to see Mr. President and seek for presidential intervention on how to get support for victims.

“We will also reach out to other humanitarian establishments to seek help.

“We will be taking firm measures towards preventing re-occurrence of this fire disaster.”

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