Plateau elders advisory council of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has join other Nigerians in condoling with traders at the section of Jos main market who lost property in the last Saturday inferno.
“We use this opportunity to sympathize with all traders who lost their shops and valuables at the Terminus market fire incident.”
Chairman of the group, a retired Nigeria Army Captain Joseph Din, in a press release issued in Jos, Plateau state on Monday, noted with sadness the unfortunate fire outbreak at the Jos main market.
Similarly, the Plateau state government through the commissioner for information and communication Mr. Yakubu Dati and the Presidency had issued press releases condemning the fire incident.
The Presidency’s press statement and that of the Plateau state government earlier issued, sympathized with affected traders. Though the cause of the fire which consumed has not been established.
Meanwhile, the Plateau APC elders advisory council also used the avenue in their press release and call on the federal government to assist the Plateau state government to ensure return of internally displaced persons in camps to their abode.
“We further appeal to the federal government to support the state government with funding in order to begin the process of resettling all displaced people to their ancestral homes.”
It will be recalled that the Jos main market, also known as “Terminus market” was gutted by fire early hours of last Saturday.
Affected traders said over 200 locally constructed shops, were burnt to ashes, with an estimated 70 million naira worth of property also burnt by the inferno.