Association commiserates with Katsina, Zamfara, traders over fire disaster



The Market Association of (MATAN) has commiserated with in Zamfara and Katsina states over the fire disasters that ravaged markets.

The President of MATAN, Alhaji Jamilu Abbas, in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, said the fire disasters ravaging markets in the country were becoming too may.

The News Agency of (NAN) reports that no fewer than 63 shops were destroyed by fire in Tudun Wada Market in Gusau, Zamfara on Sunday.

Similarly, properties worth millions of naira were also destroyed by fire at Katsina Central Market on Monday.

Abbas described the inferno which destroyed properties of at this period in the two states as unfortunate.

He said it was more painful at a time and indeed the world were experiencing hardship due COVID-19 pandemic.

“I am saddened with this development, from January 2020 till date; my members across the country have lost properties worth billions of naira fire disaster.

“Within this period of one year, traders in many states of the Federation are victims of one inferno or the other. It is indeed a trying moment for ” Abbas stated.

He appealed the redeem its pledge assist victims of recent and previous fire disasters across the country.

Abbas also advised traders and marketers to respect and embrace safety rules as well as regulations to prevent future occurrence. (NAN)