The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has lamented the Kano market inferno, urging the citizens to be proactive in preventing such incident.
Midnight fire on Friday razed down hundreds of shops in Kano’s Sabon Gari market, one of the major commodity markets in northern Nigeria.
The cause of the fire, which raged for most of Saturday, is yet to be ascertained.
In a statement by his Special Assistant on broadcast media, Yakubu Fagge, Mr. Dogara called on the affected traders to develop self-preventive techniques that would complement with the government’s effort in combatting fire disaster.
The speaker, who described fire incident as unfortunate, urged Kano people, especially the affected traders, to accept the as the will God.
Mr. Dogara urged citizens to complement government’s effort in ensuring safety in markets and other businesses premises to avert future disasters.
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