Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has, on behalf of the government of the state, donated the sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Million Naira (N250m) to the victims of fire outbreak that engulfed Kurmi, Singa and Rimi markets.
At a special briefing with the marketers Thursday, at Africa House, Government House, Kano, a day after the governor paid a sympathy visits to the markets, he disclosed the contribution.
This is contained in statement by Abba Anwar chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Kano State and made available to Independent post on Thursday.
The statement added that, in the presence of renown marketers, the governor sympathized with all the victims and prayed for Allah’s Blessing and Divine replacement from Allah of what they lost at the outbreak.
“A Committee was raised to screen the magnitude of their tragic involvement. Some lost their properties more than others. This committee will look into that and see how individual victims should be assisted,” reveals.
He reiterated that, what is given to them was not to compensate what they lost, “…but just as donation to you marketers. May Allah protect you and your properties,” he prayed.
Governor Ganduje assured that the sum was already handed over to the committee for onward distribution to the affected victims.
In another development, Senator Barau Jibrin, who recently got another term in the Senate, also donated the sum of Twenty Million Naira (N20m) during the meeting. Which made the total contribution to be Two Hundred and Seventy Million Naira (N270m) for the victims.
Jibrin emphasized that, what he did was just to comply with the humanitarian face of governor Ganduje.