President Muhammadu Buhari has sympathized with victims of the fire incidents in Sabon Gari Market, Kano and Birnin Kebbi Central Market, Kebbi State.
Both incidents occurred on Saturday.
The president also commiserated with the government and people of the two states, particularly those who incurred losses.
In a statement signed by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, on Saturday, Mr. Buhari said he “shares 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”.
The President advised the Kano and Kebbi State Governments to investigate the immediate and remote causes of the fire disasters in the states in order to forestall future occurrences.
“Apart from investigations, President Buhari also calls for strict adherence to precautionary standards in buildings and operations of all markets to avoid fire out breaks.
“He prays that the Almighty God will comfort and replenish all those that incurred losses in the incidents,” the statement said.