Kugbo Inferno: FCT State Minister Calls For Reorganization Of Market
FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has called for the reorganization and of the kugbo market following the fire incident that recently happened in the area.
The minister made the call when she visited victims of the Kugbo inferno in Abuja.
She commended critical stakeholders for the prompt response and the traders for assisting the victims to salvage some of the damaged goods, stressing that the spirit of sportsmanship exhibited, shows that much could be achieved by doing things together.
While pledging that the FCT Administration would see how best to assist the victims, she however, tasked traders to take precautionary measures as most of the goods sold in the market were highly inflammable.
According to her, “Well, this is sad especially in this very difficult period that we are all grappling with the economic situation and how to survive with our little businesses. Nevertheles, I most also quickly sympathize with victims of this inferno that led to lost of their property. FCT will do everything at its best to ensure that we put to an end to these ugly occurrences”
Earlier, the Acting Director FCT Fire Service, Malam Sani Sa’idu, while conducting the minister round the scene, told the minister that the fire outbreak could be linked to electrical upsurge, adding that over 80 timber shades and 300 furniture shops were affected by the inferno.