Ganduje empathises with markets fire victims, set up investigating committee

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje

Ganduje empathises with markets fire victims, set up investigating committee

By Abdullahi Shuaibu
March 15, 2023

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has commiserated with the victims of the recent fire incidents at two popular markets in Kano metropolis, Kurmi and Singer Markets.

Ganduje who visited the scene of the fire disasters, expressed his sympathy with the unfortunate development and prayed for Allah’s protection against reoccurrence.

Consequently, the governor has set up of an 11-member committee to investigate the two incidents and report back to him.

A statement issued by Kano Information and Internal Affairs Commissioner Muhammad Garba on Wednesday noted that Kurmi market, which is the oldest market in Kano city and Singer market, both recorded substantial losses and damages in some sections of the markets.

Garba disclosed that the committee has been mandated to determine the immediate cause of the inferno and ways of avoiding future occurrence.

He said the committee, which is to be chaired by the commissioner of commerce, industry, cooperatives and solid minerals, Barr. Mukhtar Ibrahim, is also to assess the damage and make recommendations on how the government can offer support and assistance to the affected traders.

Other members of the committee are Alhaji Sabi’u Bako, co-chairman; Malam Muhammad Garba, commissioner for information and internal affairs; Alhaji Uba Zubairu Yakasai, Managing Director, Abubakar Rimi (Sabon Gari) Market Company.

The rest are Alhaji Tijjani Jiyali, chairman, Gidan Savannah Traders’ Association, Singer Market; Alhaji Ya’u Idris Karas, chairman, Kurmi Market Traders’ Association; Alhaji Auwalu Bature Garkuwa, chairman, Board of Trustees, Kurmi Market Association; Alhaji Aiwalu Anyayo, chairman, ‘Yan Chitta Traders’ Association, Kurmi Market and Alhaji Ya’u Adamu, chairman, ‘Yan Leda Traders, Kurmi Market.