Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress chieftain and former governor of Lagos State, donated N50m to compensate for the losses of the victims of the Katsina Central Market fire and to rebuild the market on Wednesday, according to The PUNCH.
It reported that Tinubu was in Katsina on Wednesday where he was received by the state governor, Aminu Masari. The APC stalwart was taken round the razed market by the governor. Tinubu also paid a courtesy call on the Emir of Katsina, Abdulmumini Usman.
The PUNCH had earlier reported that no fewer than 700 shops and stalls were razed in a Monday morning fire incident that ravaged the Katsina Central Market.
Reports from The PUNCH said that goods worth billions of naira worth were also burnt and stolen in the looting that followed the unfortunate incident.
While sympathizing with the victims of the inferno on Wednesday, Tinubu encouraged the traders not to lose sight of the bigger pictures despite the tragedy.
Speaking with The PUNCH, Tinubu’s spokesman, Tunde Rahman, said, “Tinubu was in Katsina today to visit the burnt market. He was received by the governor and the governor led him to the market and pledged N50m for the rebuilding of the market. He also paid a courtesy call on the Emir of Katsina.”
The PUNCH had earlier reported that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), who is also from Katsina, commiserated with the victims of the inferno and sent a delegation to the state to do same.
The state governor had also commenced an investigation to solve the cause of the fire.