The Federal Government on Monday promised to assist the Sokoto State government to rebuild the burnt market in the state.
An early morning inferno had last week razed several shops at the Sokoto Central Market and destroyed goods worth several millions of naira.
The market has more than sixteen,000 shops and 60 % of the shops were razed by the inferno.
The Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, stated this when he led an excessive-powered federal government delegation to Sokoto to commiserate with the victims and state government on the incident.
Also on the federal government delegation had been former governor of Sokoto State; Aliyu Wamakko, Minister of Social Development, Disaster Management and Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Umar Farouq; the Minister of Police Affairs Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi; and his Communication and Digital Economy counterpart, Isa Pantami.
Gambari mentioned President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that the federal government would help the state government to rebuild the burnt market.
The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal thanked the president for his help to the state since the incident.
He stated the fire was caused by electrical faults from the transformer serving the market.