The Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Mustapha Baba-Shehuri, has donated N20 million and 10 trailer trucks of grains to victims of Borno market fire disasters.
Presenting the donation to Governor Babagana Zulum on Thursday in Maiduguri, Baba-Shehuri said he made the donation to ease the pains of the victims.
The minister, who is an indigene of Maiduguri metropolis, said he was touched by the incident at the famous market known as the nerve centre of business activities in the North East region.
He congratulated Zulum over his landslide victory at the March 18 polls, noting that it is not surprising based on his outstanding performance.
Responding, the governor lauded the minister for the support and assured him of judicious utilisation of the fund and grains for those intended.
Zulum said that the money would be handed over to the Monday Market Fire Disaster Committee.
The Maiduguri Central Market, popularly called Monday Market, was razed down by fire on February 26, affecting over 10,000 shops.
Similarly, the Biu Central Market and Gamboru market in Maiduguri metropolis were affected by fires.