- Bola Tinubu on Wednesday, March 24, proved that he is truly a philanthropist
- The former Lagos governor donated N50 million to persons who lost properties and goods in the Katsina Central Market fire outbreak
- The APC national leader announced this during his visit to Governor Aminu Masari's official residence
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Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos state, on Wednesday, March 24, promised to donate the sum of N50 million to victims of the Katsina Central Market fire.
Tinubu, who is also the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), made this generous gesture during a condolence visit to Governor Aminu Masari, Channels TV reports.
The Nation reports that Tinubu, in the company of Governor Masari visited traders who lost their goods in the fire.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that many goods worth millions of naira were destroyed following an inferno that spread to shops in a central market in Katsina state on Monday, March 22.
The flames had already caused serious damage as early as 8am when traders hurriedly evacuated their properties from shops.
Youths were seen helping to rescue a lot of goods from being damaged by the fire.
Although the cause of the fire was still unknown, operatives of the Katsina State Fire Service, Federal Fire Service and the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) were seen at the scene battling to quench the flames.
Also, officials of the Nigerian Police (NPF), Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), and Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) came around to contain the situation.
A spokesperson for the army, Brigadier General Muhammed Yerima, said the incident occurred at about 10.15am. He said the fire outbreak was caused by a minor electrical fault in one of the offices.
General Yerima disclosed that the fire was put out by the Nigerian Army Fire Service Department. He stated that the Army Headquarters complex is currently undergoing renovation.
The Nigerian Army did not report any serious damage following the incident.
Onyirioha Nnamdi is a graduate of Literature and English Language at the University of Lagos. He is a Politics/Current Affairs Editor who writes on news and political topics for Legit.ng. He brings into his reporting a wealth of experience in creative and analytical writing. Nnamdi has a major interest in local and global politics.