Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, has expressed deep shock and empathy over the fire incident at Sabuwar Kasuwa.
The governor, who was visibly disturbed, directed for the release of instant funds for assistance.
A statement by Lawal Muazu Bauchi,
New Media Aide to Bauchi Governor made available to our medium Sunday said the governor assured the victims of his administration’s plan to moderne markets across the State adding that the State Government will consider restructuring the Sabuwar Kasuwa.
Governor Bala while sympathizing with the victims urged them to consider the incident as an act of Allah the Almighty.
Earlier speaking, a Director at the Bauchi State Emergency Management Agency, Kabiru Yusuf Kobi said over 25 shops were affected as a result of the inferno which burnt to ashes properties worth millions of naira.
Kobi said SEMA has conducted an assessment of the loss for proper intervention.
Governor Bala was accompanied by the State PDP Chairman, Alhaji Hamza Koshe Akuyam, Deputy Speaker, BAHA Honorable Dallami Ahmed Kawule, Honorable Commissioners among others.