The Benue state Government has donated thirty million naira to the victims of the fire that gutted some sections of Wadata Market, Makurdi, the state capital, in the early hours of today.
Governor Samuel Ortom who announced the donation when he inspected the burnt section of the market today said the amount is an interim support to the traders. The fire which started around 2am razed many shops in the fish, yams, butchers, grain as well as industrial and allied material sections of the market.
Ortom sympathized with the traders and assured the traders that government will assist them in every way possible. He said the gesture was to enable them to start life, pending the outcome of the report of a committee he has constituted to inquire into the incident.