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Yola Inferno: Atiku expresses sadness, calls for support

Atiku Abubakar

By Tunde Opalana

Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has expressed deep sadness over the fire incident at the Yola Main Market.

Atiku, who is the Waziri Adamawa said through a press statement on Wednesday, that he shares his sympathy with victims of the fire outbreak, and announced a donation of N10 million, which he said would be an initial deposit into a relief fund.

The former Vice President urges 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.

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“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 prays that God will replenish the losses and grant reprieve to those affected by this disaster.

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