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Published On: Thu, Nov 23rd, 2017

NEMA distributes relief materials to 149 affected traders of NGURU market fire disaster directly in Yobe state

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Scenes of the fire disaster in Nguru market in Yobe state

By Mashe Umaru Gwamna

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has distributed relief materials to 149 traders affected by the recent fire disaster in Nguru Central Market, Yobe State, to rebuild their burnt shops.
The Director General of NEMA Engr Mustapha Maihaja said the items would be distributed directly to affected victims by the team of the agency together with market committee members.
A statement signed by the Head Media and Public Relations Sani Datti ,said the DG sympathized with the traders on behalf of the Federal Government. He said the items were provided as palliative measures.
Engr. Maihaja also inspected the damages in the burnt market after which he emphasized the need for more caution against fire disaster especially during this dry season.
The items delivered include 1200 bags of cement, 732 bundles of roofing sheets, 300 bags of roofing nails, 1485 ceiling boards and 3000 piece of planks.
It will recall that the following the market fire incident that occured on Saturday 11th November 2017, a team of NEMA staff were deployed same day in assessing the damages for the relief intervention.

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