President Muhammadu Buhari was moved to tears by the magnitude of destruction caused by a fire incident that left no fewer than 750 shops in ashes at the central market in Azare, Bauchi State.
President Buhari visited the state to see things for himself and assess the damages suffered by traders as a result of the unfortunate incident.
“I am here to personally sympathise with traders in Azare in the aftermath of the unfortunate fire incident in the market last week,” he said.
The President noted that the fire incident was a natural disaster, and expressed federal government’s sympathy for the victims.
“Federal Government is committed to economic development and the market fire disaster is a great setback to our genuine commitment to economic recovery.”
On his part, Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar and Emir of Katagum, Alhaji Umar Faruk, described President Buhari’s visit as ‘very timely’.
According to the Emirs, the president’s visit demonstrated his concern to the plight citizens and genuine feelings of a statesman.