Niger sets up Committee to assess damages

Fuel subsidy protest in 2012

The Niger State governor, Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, on Tuesday set up a 13-man committee to assess the damage to public and private property incurred during the Wednesday January 11, 2012 riots against the removal of fuel subsidy.

The state commissioner for Information, Danladi Abdulhameed, told newsmen that the governor gave the committee two weeks to submit its report. His colleague at the health ministry, Yahaya Dansallau, heads the committee.

Mr. Abdulhameed said the members will visit all the affected places and commiserate with owners of the properties. He spoke of the governor’s shock over the damage on people’s property and the need for the committee to act fast to bring succour to the owners.

The information commissioner commended the youth of Kapkungu, a surburb of Minna, for coming out to protect public properties in their area from arsonists.

He also commended journalists in the state for their objective coverage of the eight-day strike in the state.

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