Press Statement from the Office of the Speaker, House of Representatives
January 18, 2024
Speaker Abbas sympathises with victims of Kaduna market inferno
The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, Ph.D, has expressed sadness over the fire that razed Panteka Market in Kaduna on Wednesday.
The Director of the Kaduna State Fire Service, Paul Aboi, who said the fire burnt the timber section of the popular market, however noted that no life was lost.
Speaker Abbas lamented that the incident had caused economic losses to both the business owners and the workers in the market.
The Speaker, who noted that the incident occurred at a time when there are economic hardships, described it as unfortunate.
Speaker Abbas, however, urged the victims to remain calm, praying that Allah will comfort them and replace their losses.
He appealed to relevant agencies to take decisive measures in order to avert the future recurrence of the incidence.
The Speaker also symphatised with the people and the government and of Kaduna State over the unfortunate incident.
Musa Abdullahi Krishi, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Speaker, House of Representatives, Federal Republic of Nigeria.