Gov. Buni to provide succor as fire guts shops, goods in Nguru popular
A fire outbreak has destroyed several shops and goods worth millions of naira at Nguru popular central market in Yobe State.
Confirming the incident to newsmen, Chairman of Nguru Local government council, Madu Kachalla said no life was lost but many businessmen who have shops were severely affected by the disaster.
Though the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, eyewitnesses said it might have been caused by illegal electrical connections.
As at the time of this report, the fire is still raging while emergency operators including firefighters battle the fire.
Reacting to the disaster, the state governor Mai Mala Buni in a statement on Saturday described the incident as sad and unfortunate.
He said the yearly reoccurrence of the fire incident has continued to rob traders of their means of livelihood. He promised that the government would continue to explore means of making life meaningful to the people.
“Reason why this administration is committed to building modern markets with fireproof materials across the state to safeguard our traders and their means of livelihood.
“Government will ensure timely completion of the markets and allocate them to our traders to improve their means of livelihoods” the statement read in part.
The Governor also directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), to assess the damages and furnish the government with the details.
Nguru, is one of the populous local governments in the state, which Governor Mai Mala Buni has almost completed the construction of a modern market to reduce congestions.