Plans to resuscitate businesses ruined during recent fire incident that gutted Katsina State Central Market by affected shop owners have been bolstered following the donations of N50 million by the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, to affected traders.
As stated, the donation was aimed at helping the traders pick up pieces of their lives and return back to the market and rebuild their enterprises.
Tinubu, who is also a former Lagos State governor, announced the donation on Wednesday when he paid sympathy visits to traders and other victims of the market in the company of the State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari.
While commiserating with victims of the fire incident, the APC leader maintained that despite the tragedy, the traders must never lose sight of the bigger pictures.
Tinubu further asked residents of the state and Nigerians, in general, to promote peace and good neighborliness rather than bask in divisionism rethorics.
It would be recalled that no fewer than 100 shops were razed and goods worth several millions of naira destroyed when fire gutted Central market.
Some of the goods destroyed during the inferno that was said to have started at about 8 am and lasted for several minutes include provisions, foodstuffs in large quantities, and books.
It was gathered that the fire on Monday started from the Unity Bank building within the market and spread to other stalls, destroying goods stocked in the shops.
As the fire raged on, it was learnt that hoodlums stormed the premises and were carting away goods and other property belonging to traders that were not on ground during the inferno.
To prevent its continuation, the vigilante group in the state arrested no fewer than 100 hoodlums found to have been removing goods and property from the incident scene.