President of Nigeria Mohammadu Buhari has condoled with the families of the nine(9) persons who lost their lives during the gas cylinder explosion that occured in the Sabon Gari area of the ancient commercial city of Kano.
President Buhari paid the condolence to families of the victims, who were assembled at the Palace of the Emir of Kano , which is on the sidelines of Nigeria Airforce Day celebration 2022, being held in Kano state north Western Nigeria. See below:
He said he was in Kano for the Nigeria Airforce Day celebration and “felt that it is necessary for me to pay condolence to families of the victims.”
He prayed to God to receive the soul of the dead and grant the families the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Kano state Govenor Umar Ganduge said the state government took prompt action upon receipt of the information to safequard lives, properties and recover the 9 dead bodies.
He said financial assistance was also given to families of deceased persons and owners of affected properties.
“The families of the deceased persons are here. Kano state government gave the sum of 9 million naira to families of the deceased, 2 million naira to the 10 seriously injured persons and 1 million naira to the slightly injured persons. Two buildings were involved, the social center was given 2 million naira and the school, Winners Kiddies Academy was given 1million naira,” explained Ganduje
The Emir of Kano, Aminu Bayero thanked the President and his entourage for the condolence to the people of Kano and the victims’ families.
“The visit shows how much you (President Buhari) care for and love Kano people,’” said the Emir.
He also prayed for peace in the country as the 2023 general election approaches.
The ancient city of Kano was woken to an early morning explosion last week, which sparked agitation across the state capital.
Tension was calmed after the state commissioner of Police, Sumaila Dikko cleared the air, that it was a gas cylinder explosion and not bomb explosion as was earlier alleged.