30th March, 2016
Senate President Bukola Saraki has donated N5 million to victims of the recent fire incident at Sabon Gari market in Kano State.
The Chairman, Senate committee on Works, Senator Kabiru Gaya, announced the donation when he paid a sympathy visit to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje in Kano on Wednesday.
Gaya, who represents Kano South Senatorial District, said that the magnitude of the inferno would impact negatively on economic lives of the victims.
“The Senate president was so much worried and concerned about the unfortunate incident; this is the reason why he asked me to represent him to bring the donation.
“We, the three senators from the state, will also sponsor a motion on the floor of the house for the urgent assistance of the Federal Government to victims of the disaster,” he said.
Gaya, who commiserated with the affected traders, prayed God to prevent future occurrence and replenish what they lost in the inferno.
He also commended Ganduje for setting up committees to facilitate return of business activities in the market as well as for the steps so far taken by the government to provide immediate assistance to the victims.
Ganduje commended the senate president for the gesture and assured him that the money would be used judiciously for the purpose it was donated.
NAN reported that Gaya had earlier inspected Tamburawa bridge, being threatened by erosion, and promised to ensure its immediate rehabilitation by the Federal Government.