• News - South West
  • Updated: March 25, 2021

Nigerians Blast Tinubu For Donating N50m To Katsina Market Fire Victims

The All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Bola Tinubu is currently receiving heavy backlash for not beginning his charity works from his home in the South West.

AllNews Nigeria learnt that the former Lagos governor announced a N50m donation to the victims of the Katsina market fire while paying deaf ears to traders who suffered the same fate in the South-West.

Recall there were several explosions in the southwest area of Nigeria, such include, the Abule-Egba pipeline explosion that occurred on Sunday, January 17th, 2021 with many trucks, business firms, and houses burnt. Another was the Sasa market crisis in Ibadan sometime in February 2021 where six people were confirmed dead and various shops and houses burnt.

Also in January, a fire that occurred at Ijesha Market in Lagos led to the destruction of several properties. A total of 62 traders and 28 households were affected in the incident while 14 shops were burnt and 48 others affected. There was no record of public sympathy from Tinubu to victims.

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Meanwhile, on Wednesday, Tinubu paid a sympathy visit to Katsina state governor, Aminu Masari, traders, and victims of the Katsina market fire outbreak. 

The Katsina inferno engulfed the state central market in the early hours of Monday, March 22nd, 2021 with many properties burnt down.

Tinubu who addressed a press conference in Katsina explains that the purpose of his visit to the states is to sympathize with the victims, while he emphasizes that there is a need to promote unity and brotherhood among Nigerians.

He encouraged traders to commence commercial activities in the market despite the level of damages caused by the fire.

AllNews Nigeria captured some Twitter lashes, see below;


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Zaccheus Ukhueleigbe
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