Monday Market Fire Outbreak : Governor Buni Commiserates With Borno State Government
By Haruna Yusuf, Maiduguri
Present N100m cheque to victims
Borno Governor, His Excellency Prof Babagana Umara Zulum receives in audience of Yobe State Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni who led a high-powered state delegation on a sympathy visit to the government of Borno state.
Governor Buni said, “On behalf of the government and people of Yobe state, I am here to commiserate and express our heartfelt sympathy to the government and people of Borno state over the sad and unfortunate fire incident that razed the famous Maiduguri Monday Market.
“The Maiduguri Monday Market is no doubt an international business hub that provides sustainable means of livelihood to millions of people, including neighbouring states and countries,” he said.
“This sad incident is happening at a time when the people and state governments in the Northeast region are recovering their economy from the protracted Boko Haram security challenge.
“Our sincere heartfelt sympathy goes to our brothers, the victims, the business community, the people, and the government of Borno state,” Governor Buni added.
The governor presented a cheque of N100 million to the victims of the fire disaster.
The Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum commended Governor Buni, the government and people of Yobe state, for identifying with the government and people of Borno state at one of its trying moments.
“Your Excellency, you and your government have identified with us during our trying moments and Happy times.
“You have practically strengthened the strong bond between the people of Yobe and Borno states that has spanned for over three decade,” Zulum said.
He assured that the donation of N100m by the Yobe state government would be delivered to the victims of the inferno.