Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has sympathised with victims of the fire incidents in Sabon Gari Market, Kano State and Birnin Kebbi Central Market in Kebbi State.
The President commiserated with the government and people of the two states, particularly those who incurred losses in the incident that occurred on Saturday.
A statement by a spokesman for the President, Shehu Garba, said the President shared in the pain of the victims, knowing that the two fire incidents had created major setbacks for all those that had business outfits in the markets, thereby affecting the livelihood of their families and setting back economic activities in the states.
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The President advised the Kano and Kebbi State governments to find out the immediate and remote causes of the fire disasters in order to forestall future occurrences.
Apart from investigations, President Buhari also called for strict adherence to precautionary standards in buildings and operations of markets to avoid fire outbreaks.
He prayed that the Almighty God would comfort and replenish all those that incurred losses in the incidents.
- News 24