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Zamfara fire: FG delegation pays sympathy visit

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By Hussaini Ibrahim, Gusau

Federal government deletion led by the Attorney-General of the federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami paid a sympathy visit to the state over last Sunday’s fire incident at the Tudun Wada Market, Gusau.

leader of the delegation, Abubakar Malami commended Governor Matawalle’s security approach which he observed is recording success with the federal government proud to be associated with the effort.

“Malami who said the president’s prayer is to have a secured Zamfara, north west and the country at large, will continue to provide all the necessary support to adequately attain lasting peace.

He said, the delegation was in the state to commisserate with the people and government over last Sunday’s fire incident that razed down a substantial part of the Tudun Wada, Gusau market and expressed the president’s shared grief.

The Minister further announced the federal government’s desire to collaborate with the state government to bring soccour to the victims of the inferno in addition to the presidential directive to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs to liase with the state government to provide immediate assistance to the affected traders.

The delegation which comprised the Minister of Justice as the lader also had the Minister of Humanitariam Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Faruk, the Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi, Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola and the President’s Spokesperson, Mallam Garba Shehu announced a personal donation of N5 million and another N2 million by Khadimiyya for Justice and Unity, an NGO Kebbi state chapter.

Earlier, His Excellency, the Zamfara State Governor . Bello Mohammed Matawalle,has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to consider the possibility of coming out with a comprehensive plan of action to sustain peace and dialogue initiated in Zamfara towards addressing armed banditry and other criminalities.

According to him, all conflicts that have ethnic dimension can best be resolved through dialogue saying it is the most practical choice which was previously done in the Niger Delta to attain peace and if applied in the current issue of banditry affecting Zamfara and the north west region, it would be squarely addressed.

He pointed out that while his administration is fighting armed banditry, it is also rolling out various plans for social intervention programme for youths, women and those affected by banditry across the State.

The Matawalle Maradun, who thanked the delegation and the President over the visit, said it has further demonstrated President Muhammadu Buhari’s fatherly love for the people of Zamfara State and his administration’s genuine desire to put an end to the plight of the people of the state.

He said As believers in God, we see the unfortunate incident as a test. Allah subhanahu wata’ala says in the Holy Qur’an, “And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to the patient. Who, when afflicted with calamity, say: “Truly, to Allaah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return.”

The governor informed the delegation that the Tudun Wada Market fire incident had destroyed 63 shops and that he has since formed a committee to assess the traders’ losses while also planning to redesign parts of the market and rebuild the destroyed buildings.

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