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  • News - North East - Adamawa
  • Updated: April 16, 2024

Yola market fire: Governor Fintiri sets up committee to investigate disaster

Yola market fire: Governor Fintiri sets up committee to inve

Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has set up a 15-member committee to investigate the recent fire disaster that took place at the popular Yola main market in Yola South.

Allnews.ng reports that the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed that 250 shops and items worth millions of Naira were razed in the fire disaster on Monday.

The governor's approval for the committee was conveyed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Auwal Tukur in a statement on Tuesday.

According to the statement, the committee has the State Commissioner of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Reintegration and Humanitarian Services as Chairman and the Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) as the Secretary.

Other members of the committee include the State Commissioner of Commerce and Industry as Co-chairman; the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA); Chairman, Yola South LGA; District Head of Yola South; Chairman, Gamzaki Yola South and the Chairman, Rana Tafito Yola South.

Others are a male representative of the affected shop owners, a female representative of the affected shop owners, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Yola South, the Nigeria Police Force in Yola South, the Department of the State Services (DSS) in Yola South, Sarkin Kasuwa Yola South and the Nigerian Red Cross Society.

The Deputy Governor of the State, Professor Kelatapwa Farauta had visited the scene alongside other government officials on behalf of Governor Fintiri to commiserate with the victims.

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