The Progressives Governors’ Forum, on Monday, in Gusau, Zamfara State, donated N50 million to the victims of the fire incident that gutted parts of the Tudun Wada, Gusau Central Market, penultimate week.
The donation was announced by the Chairman of the Forum and Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu when he led a high powered delegation of the members of the forum to commiserate with the people and Government of Zamfara State.
Bagudu said that, the donation was on behalf of PGF and the invaluable gesture was aimed at showing their concern over the sad incident .
He averred ” The sad incident that happened at Tudun Wada Gusau Market affected the livelihood of not only the traders but others who have become victims of the inferno.
‘ We found it necessary to show our concern and sympathy to the victims’.
He also said a similar visit was made by the team in Katsina state where another fire incident happened and prayed God the Almighty to recompence the victims with more wealth .
The gesture , he noted , was to compliment the effort of Zamfara State Governor in assisting the victims to restart their business activities as they had lost everything they had laboured for .
The Kebbi State Governor described the fire iincident as saddening and tragic.
” This devastating incident regrettably struck at a time when the Zamfara State Governor was working on all fronts to reinvigorate the economy of the state .
” So, we are here to express our sincerest sympathies and show our deepest concerns as regards the tragic incident .”
Responding, the Zamfara State Governor, Bello Muhammad Matawalle, commended the forum for the immeasurable gesture .
Matawalle said that, the gesture will go a long way in alleviating the losses of the victims of the inferno.
He said :” This is what brotherliness is all about which says , blood is thicker than water . This is an exmplary show of love, friendship, commitment and solidarity.”
The Zamfara State Governor, acknowledged the kind gesture of the APC Governors which he noted his colleagues from the PDP have not done.
The APC Governors Forum Chairman was accompanied by the governor of Yobe State and the Chairman of All Progressives Congress APC Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee Hon. Mai-Mala Buni and Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State.
Among the top Government officials, royal fathers and politicians of Zamfara State who were present included, the Speaker Zamfara State House of Assembly, Hon. Nasiru Muazu , members of the Zamfara State House of Assembly and Chairman of Zamfara State PDP , Alhaji Tukur Umaru Danfulani.
Others were, former Deputy Governors, Alhaji Muktar Ahmad Anka and Malan Ibrahim Wakkala, former Minister and Ambassador, Alhaji Bashir Yuguda, SSG, Head of Service, Chief of Staff Government House Zamfara, Commissioners, Permanent Secretaries, Heads of Ministrial Departments, Emirs of Bungudu, Tsafe and Maru, PDP State Executives as well as Local Government Chairmen.
The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Muhammad Matawalle commissioned eighteen newly constructed houses named after Northern States. The governor was accompanied by the APC Governors Forum Chairman and Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku and other members of the delegation to the historic event.
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