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Zulum sets up committee to investigate Maiduguri market fire

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has set up a 24-Member High Powered Investigation Committee on the Maiduguri Monday Market fire. The News Agency of Nigeria…

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has set up a 24-Member High Powered Investigation Committee on the Maiduguri Monday Market fire.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a mysterious fire burnt down the entire complex of the market on Sunday.

This is contained in a statement on Tuesday by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Shuwa.

Shuwa said the committee is also to handle emergency relief assistance to victims of the fire.

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He said the committee’s terms of reference include determining the immediate and remote causes of the fire disaster, to assess and ascertain whether or not there are specific individuals who may be directly or indirectly responsible for the incidence.

The committee, he said, is also to examine the magnitude of the fire incident and the extent of damage to the structures as well as assess the type of relief assistance to the victims of the inferno.

The committee have Engr. Zarami Dungus as Chairman, while the Secretary of Monday Market will serve as the Secretary.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state government has released N1billion as a relief package for the victims.

The Vice President-elect,  Kashim Shettima and the Chairman of Tertiary Institutions Trustfund (Tetfund), Kashim Ibrahim, made personal donations of N100 million each. (NAN)

 

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