By Musa Baba Adamu
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has commiserated with the victims of the fire disaster on Saturday night at the Potiskum Central Market in Yobe State.
A statement issued yesterday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ola Awoniyi, said Lawan sympathised with those whose stalls, wares and other valuables were affected by the fire incident.
He also thanked God that the incident involved no loss of life.
The Senate President commended the Department of Fire Service for the timely intervention of its officials that prevented further spread of the fire and damage to the market.
He called on the relevant agencies in the state to take steps to improve fire prevention measures in markets across the state with a view to forestalling recurrence of fire disasters in the state.
In a related development, the Senate President has also felicitated with the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on the occasion of his 64th birthday today.
Lawan joined his family and friends across and outside Nigeria in celebrating the Vice President, describing him as an erudite lawyer, intellectual giant, respected religious leader and distinguished administrator.
“His Excellency, Professor Osinbajo, has made his marks in his many fields of endeavour and particularly in the administration of our great nation.
“I pray that God Almighty will continue to imbue him with wisdom and good health as he ably supports President Muhammadu Buhari in their patriotic mission to transform Nigeria and unite its people in happiness and prosperity.
“Mr Vice President, here is again wishing you a happy birthday and many happy returns of the day,” he said in the statement.