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Katsina fire victims get N2.5m compensation

Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari

Katsina State Government has compensated five traders who lost their GSM shops to a recent fire outbreak in Funtua town with N2.5 million.

Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Dr. Aminu Waziri presented the cash to the victims on Saturday in Katsina.

The five traders, Sani Abdullahi, Nasiru Mashakur, Ya’u Yusuf, Mansur Isa and Umar Ibrahim received various sums to alleviate their loss and enable them continue the GSM business in the town.

NewsTimes reports that while Sani Abubakar got N500,000, Mansur Mashakur got N480,000, Ya’u Yusuf N750,000 and Umar Ibrahim received N400,000 from the donation.

Waziri who the victims lost over N5 million worth of goods to the fire incident, explained that the government decided to reduce the loss of the victims.

Responding, Funtua Chairman of GSM Dealers Association, Alh. Garba Haruna who commended the Katsina government for its kind gesture, assured the government that the victims would make judicious use of the money.

One of the beneficiaries Ya’u Yusuf who lost over N2 million worth of goods, thanked Gov. Aminu Masari for coming to their aid.


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