The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Umara Zulum has gifted firemen from the Borno State Fire Service, the sum of N14.9 million as a token of appreciation.
The governor also gave each of the firemen a bag of rice each to appreciate their efforts in putting out the fire that razed part of the Gamboru Market on Saturday.
The governor gave the support when he visited the headquarters of the firemen in Maiduguri, the state's capital.
This was contained in a statement signed and made available on Monday by Malam Isa Gusau, spokesperson to the governor.
According to the statement, Zulum said the visit was in recognition of the swift responses by the firemen who quenched a major fire outbreak at the market, preventing destruction from escalating to the magnitude witnessed two weeks ago at the Maiduguri Monday market.
The governor described their efforts as gallantry.
“I am here purposely to convey my deep appreciation to all of you for the great work you have been doing.
"We had another fire disaster at Gamboru market and I was informed of your efforts towards quenching the fire.
"This goes to show how committed you are and we want to once again extend our appreciation to you”, Zulum said.
The beneficiaries comprised of 60 firemen working with Borno State Government, 49 working with the Federal Fire Service, as well as 38 volunteer fire fighters.
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