Governor Nyesom Wike has announced a pledge of five hundred million naira as Rivers state government support towards rebuilding the Sokoto central market gutted by fire on Tuesday and to assist affected traders to get back on their feet.
Wike, during a visit to his Sokoto state counterpart, Aminu Tambuwal, expressed sadness over the devastating fire that razed over 60 per cent of the 16000 shops with goods worth billions of naira.
Governor Tambuwal thanked governor Wike and the people of rivers state for the kind gesture.
Governor Wike also visited the sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar to commiserate with him over the demise of junior brother, Abdulkadir Jeli Abubakar, who was Sokoto state commissioner for home affairs.
Sultan Abubakar acknowledged the age-long relationship between Sokoto and Rivers state and lauded to governor Wike for sustaining it.