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President Buhari sympathizes with victims of Kano and Kebbi Fire | Calls for Adherence to Precautionary Building Standards




President Buhari

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)

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

1 Comment

  1. John

    March 27, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    What precautionary building standards? It is the job of the building agency of the state to ensure compliance!

    Our buildings have no exit signs or water sprinkler systems. It is only NSE to shout and boost that they are engineers! All book knowledge no pragmatic common sense.

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