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 Nigeria (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.
“I am saddened with this development, from January 2020 till date; my members across the country have lost properties worth billions of naira to 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 us” Abbas stated.
Abbas also advised traders and marketers to respect and embrace safety rules as well as government regulations to prevent future occurrence. (NAN)