Jos market inferno: Maitala urges NEMA, SEMA to support victims

A federal lawmaker, representing Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency, Haruna Maitala, has called on the National Management Agency (NEMA) and the Plateau State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), to assist the victims of recent fire outbreaks at Katako market of Jos North LGA.

Maitala made the call Thursday  while commiserating with the victims of the fire incident.

Midnight inferno had recently engulfed a section of the Katako market of Jos North local government area.

In a press release signed by his senior legislative aide, Abdulqadir Hassan, he also  called on the, “Jos Electricity Distributions Company (JEDC), to forthwith ensure that all electric cables under its jurisdiction are well installed and properly connected and maintained in order to mitigate the routine ugly occurrences of inferno resulting from such cable collapse.”

Maitala said he received with disturbing, “mind, the news of the fire incident which destroyed many shops with valuables costing huge millions of naira that was indeed too sad.

“I got the news of the inferno which is shocking and devastating on not only the owners of the burnt and lost properties but to my humble self and every sensible human being.

“I am happy to hear that no life was lost in the unfortunate incident, and such news is really a course to appreciate Allah, for his protection,” he said.

The lawmaker further said, it is his hope that the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), and the Plateau State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), will come to the aide of the victims, by providing some material support that will in turn help the victims have the ability to come back to their respective businesses.

While commiserating with the victims of the fire incident, on behalf of himself and his constituents he said, “I pray that Allah will console those that have lost, and I also  pray that He will replace in no small measurable quantum what were lost.”