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Victims of Maiduguri market fire incident get Food items

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq has presented food items to victims of Maiduguri Monday Market fire incident in Borno state.

 The Minister made the presentation to the Governor of Borno state, Professor Babagana Umara-Zulum when she paid a condolence visit to the state government.

 Among the food items presented include bags rice, cartons of pastas and vegetable oil.

 “I deeply sympathize with the state government and people of Borno state on this unfortunate fire incident. I have directed the National Emergency Management Agency NEMA to assess the level of damage but from what we are seeing now, it appears nothing was left by the inferno. Everything here was burnt”.

 After the assessment, the Ministry will submit a full report to Mr President to seek special intervention for the victims, she added.

 The Chairman of the Market Association, Awaji Bukar expressed deep appreciation to the President for the visit and appealed for more support from the Federal Government to assuage the colossal loss incurred by the traders.

 Reporting by Hadiza Abdulrahman, editing by Daniel Adejo