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Minister directs immediate assistance to Zamfara, Katsina

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq has instructed the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA to render technical and relief support to Katsina and Zamfara States, following a fire that gutted their main markets.

In a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, she described the incident as unfortunate, “coming at a time the nation  is combatting and trying to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic.”

She said the ministry consolidate an all hazard approaches and guidelines for disaster risk management that would prioritise building resilience for markets and homes as well as to ensure better prevention and response to fire disasters.

Hadiza Abdulrahman

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