President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with relatives of those killed in the recent Kano explosion.
The president, who is in Kano for the Nigerian AirForce Week, met with the families of the nine people who died at the Emir of Kano’s palace.
Buhari expressed his condolences to the victims’ families, the Emir, and the Kano state government following the tragic incident, which was caused by a gas/chemical explosion, according to police.
Earlier, the governor of Kano Abdullahi Umar Ganduje stated that the government had paid N9 million in compensation to the families of the deceased, N2 million to 10 seriously injured people, and N1 million to those with minor injuries.
The governor also stated that an African Centre affected by the explosion received N2 million, while Winners Academy, whose students were injured in the explosion and had their glasses shattered, received N1 million.
Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, the Emir of Kano, thanked the president for his gesture, saying the people of Kano are not surprised by the president’s visit because he (Buhari) has always identified with the masses.
He prayed for credible leaders to emerge in Nigeria during the upcoming General Election.
News Central last week reported that an explosion rocked the Sabongari area of Kano state leading to the death of some persons with as many more injured.
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