President Muhammadu Buhari has sympathized with the victims of the fire incidents in Sabon Gari Market, Kano State, and Birnin Kebbi Central Market in Kebbi.
A statement issued in Abuja on Saturday by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, said President Buhari commiserated with the government and people of the two states.
According to the statement, President Buhari 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.
He also noted with sadness that the incidents had also affected the livelihood of the victims’ families and setting back economic activities in the states.
The President advised the Kano and Kebbi State Governments to find out the immediate and remote causes of the fire disasters in the states in order to forestall future occurrences.
President Buhari also called for strict adherence to precautionary standards in buildings and operations in all markets to avoid fire outbreaks.
He prayed that the Almighty God would comfort and replenish all those that incurred losses in the incidents. (NAN)