President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the families of the victims of the explosion that occurred in Kano last week, claiming nine lives.
The President, who was in Kano for the Nigerian AirForce Week event, met with the families of the deceased persons at the palace of the Emir of Kano.
Buhari commiserated with the families, the Emir, and the Kano State Government on the unfortunate incident.
He said, “I am in Kano to condole the emir over the unfortunate incident that claimed some lives and to commiserate with the families of the victim.
“I pray for affected families and also praise the state government for being proactive” he stated.
The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, in his remarks, noted that the state government had spent over ₦12 million following the incident.
He explained that ₦9 million was given to the affected families, ₦2 to those injured some of whom are at the Greenfield Specialist Hospital and the Armed Forces Specialist Hospital, and ₦1 million to those who are mildly injured.
“More so, there are properties close to the scene that are affected that include two buildings that are damaged, they were given ₦2 million, and the Winners Academy Nursery/Primary School that were given ₦1 million.
The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, in his remarks, thanked the President for the gesture.