• Wednesday, May 22, 2024
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Atiku donates N10m, seeks support for victims of Yola market fire

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Atiku Abubakar, former vice president of Nigeria, on Wednesday , donated N10 million to victims of fire disaster that destroyed the Yola main market, in Adamawa state, and appealed for more public support.

Atiku who expressed deep sadness over the fire incident at the Yola Main Market, disclosed that the N10 million is an initial deposit into a relief fund, created to support the victims

The former Vice President also urged other Nigerians of means to make donations into the Yola Market Fire Relief Fund, aimed at providing support to the Adamawa State Government in rebuilding the market and succour to victims of the fire outbreak.

“I am deeply saddened by the report of a fire incident at Yola Main Market.

“Losing a means of livelihood in the face of the current economic hardship is a troubling development.

“I passionately urge other Nigerians, well wishers, and friends of Adamawa State to join and add to my donation of N10 million in providing succour to victims of this particular disaster,” the statement reads.

The former Vice President counsels that preventive measures to avert fire outbreaks and the infrastructure to deal with such outbreaks should be prioritised.

He also prayed that God will replenish the losses and grant reprieve to those affected by this disaster.