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Reps seek palliative relief for victims of Katsina market fire

The House of Representatives has asked the Federal Government to provide succour for victims of a recent fire incident at the Katsina Central Market, Katsina State.

The House urged the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, the National Emergency Management Agency, and other relevant agencies to provide relief materials to the victims.

The lawmakers said they would also set up a delegation to convey their empathy to the government and people of Katsina State over the disaster.

The resolutions were made following the unanimous adoption of a motion titled, ‘Urgent Need to Provide Relief Materials to Victims of Fire Incidence at the Katsina Central Market.’

The sponsor, Salisu Isansi, said, “The House notes that on March 22, 2021, the Katsina Central Market was gutted by fire which lasted for over 11 hours and destroyed goods and property worth billions of naira and is so far the worst ever since the creation of the state.

“The fire started from a bank located in the centre of the market and engulfed about 2000 shops and has now left the victims with the challenge of how to restart their businesses without capital and shops.”

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