Nasarawa State - Nasarawa State Governor, Umaru Al-makura ,on Sunday donated N10 million to victims of the recent fire at Karu Orange Market in Mararaba, Karu Local Government Area.
Al-makura announced the donation when he visited the area to inspect the ongoing construction of Mararaba-Gitata-Panda Road as well as the damage done by the fire.
`The state government was deeply touched by the plight of the victims and shared in the feelings of those who lost their belongings in the recent fire outbreak that affected the market," the governor said.
He said that the donation would cushion the hardship faced by the affected traders and assured them that they would be considered for allocation of shops when the Karu International Market was completed.
The governor also sympathised with traders and residents of Mararaba and other areas of Karu Local Government Area over the losses they incurred as a result of the demolition of structures in the area.
He said that government was deeply touched by the plight of the people but explained that the demolition was not meant to cause them untold hardship but to ensure sanity in the area.
The governor commended the contractor handling the road project for carrying out the work according to specification.
Al-Makura said that the state government was committed to ensuring that the project was completed together with the urbanisation of Karu area.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Traders Association in Karu, Baba Ali, commended the governor for assisting the traders.
Ali pledged the support of the association to the government in its efforts to develop the state.