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Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal ha appointed a committee to look into the fire incident that razed the Sokoto Central market on Tuesday morning.
The fire which started at around 6 am ravaged shops till midday and some shop owners had to troop to recover their goods before the fire reached their shops.
The combined team of Sokoto State Fire Service, Federal Fire Service, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), and State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) were there to put out the fire as at midday on Tuesday.
The newly selected committee will investigate the incident and make recommendations to the state government.
Tambuwal aborted an official trip outside the state to visit the Gandu scene of the fire disaster, appointed the committee saying it will be inaugurated soon.
The committee is headed Deputy Governor, Hon. Manir Muhammad Dan’Iya and its members are the Chairman of the State House of Assembly (SOHA) Committee on Commerce, the Commissioners for Commerce; and, Lands and Housing, Hon. Bashir Gidado as well as Hon. Aminu Bala Bodinga.
The rest are; the representative of the Sultanate Council, the Director-General of the Central Market, Director-General of the state Fire Service, Alhaji Ibrahim Milgoma, the President of the state Chamber of Commerce, the respective Chairmen of the state Traders Association and the Central Market Traders, Shiekh Bello Yabo and Alhaji Namadina Abdul-Rahman.