Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Saraki seeks investigation into Kano inferno, commiserates with victims

By News Express on 27/03/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,832


Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has commiserated with victims of yesterday’s fire disaster that ravaged the popular Abubakar Rimi market in Kano. He urged the State Government to ensure thorough investigation to unravel the cause of the incident and forestall occurrence.

Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu in Abuja, lamented the continuous occurrences of fire disasters in markets across the country and urged the managements of markets to always employ all modern means of preventing and combating fire disasters to ensure traders are not subjected to this harrowing loss.

The popular Sabon-Gari market in Kano was in the early hours of Saturday hit by a fire incident that led to the destruction of goods and properties worth millions of naira.

Saraki said: “The continuous loss of merchandise and properties in many commodity markets in the country and Kano in particular to fire disasters has reached a worrisome level that requires urgent measures to combat the trend.

“These fire incidents had deprived our hard working and determined traders the means of livelihood and survival and these are expectedly breadwinners of their families. In addition, these losses represent the depletion of national wealth as most of the victims constitute a significant chunk of entrepreneurial class who are supposedly great contributors to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

“This is most unfortunate to the economy of Kano State, more so coming after the destruction of Kurmi market, the oldest market in Kano by fire, and the recent inferno at the furniture section of Abubakar Rimi market

“The Senate is pained by the loss, and I seize this opportunity to underscore the need for adequate preventive measures against fire disasters in our markets. All markets in the country must be built with the plans to prevent outbreak of fire incident and equipped with fire-fighting equipment. Also, market women should be constantly trained in fire preventive measures and drills.”

•Photo shows Bukola Saraki.

Source News Express

Posted 27/03/2016 8:49:40 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Edo State not testing the competence of public...

DSS scuttles Dasuki’s trial again

Nigeria to get $4bn loan facility for oil...

IGP deploys more DIGs, AIGs and CPs for...

Trump’s Security Advisor throws in the towel after...

Be concerned with change mantra, not Buhari's wealth,...

NUGA 2015: Hosting varsity battling with uncompleted facilities...

Jonathan is a good brand to market —Chief...

Why we founded first privately-owned Special Children’s School...

Mudslide kills newly-wed woman in Lagos

Ejike Uzoenyi rules South Africa 2014, emerges CHAN...

Breaking: CBN moves to rescue naira, closes 2...

 

Latest News Death toll in Kaduna violence hits 78 Confusion over Nnamdi Kanu’s whereabouts •He is not in Jerusalem, says Israeli Government DSS breaks silence on Nnamdi Kanu’s escape Ekweremadu set to dump PDP for APC Christian lawyers, others allege genocide in Plateau Ogun guber crisis: Amosun accuses Tinubu, Osoba, Oshiomhole of fraud Buhari gives APC marching orders to take over Kwara from Saraki Spokesman kicks as APC releases song entitled ‘Atiku is a thief’ Nwabueze warns Igbo against boycotting 2019 elections Why Benue is opposed to Buhari’s re-election — Gov Ortom APC lied; it didn’t submit list of Zamfara candidates: INEC Imo 2019 Guber: Ihedioha names Irona as running mate

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (409,075 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (383,641 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (316,061 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (259,484 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (238,483 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (225,014 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (204,899 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (186,317 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (171,199 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (166,404 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (162,074 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (149,758 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (70) Business & Economy (3,703) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (949) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (561) Features (660) Global Business Monitor (305) International (2,568) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (145) News (39,846) Opinion (1,127) Pidgin (13) Politics (7,363) Religion (885) Sports (1,740) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

NLNG Prize for Literature 2018

Zenith Zero Balance

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

LIBYA vs NIGERIA 2-3 Goals Highlights

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement