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Fire guts property worth millions of naira at Bauchi agric media directorate


Muktar Gidado is Bauchi Governor media aide


By Baba Shehu Oscu, Bauchi

Fire outbreak has engulfed the media directorate of the Bauchi State Agricultural Development Programme, burning all relevant equipment of the directorate.

The incident which took place recently saw media equipment worth millions of naira been burnt.

Speaking shortly after a sympathy visit, the Senior Special Assistant to the State Governor on Media, Comrade Muktar Gidado expressed concern over the level of damage caused by the disaster.

Comrade Muktar Gidado who commiserated with the management and members of the staff of the directorate on behalf of the Press Directorate, Government House Bauchi, pledged to forward the matter to the governor for immediate action.

“I am here personally to inspect the level of damage caused by this incident accompanied by the staff of the Press Directorate Government House Bauchi to commiserate with the staff and management of the media directorate of the BSADP on behalf of His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Bauchi state, Senator Bala Mohammed over this unfortunate incident.

“I have inspected the place and the level of the damage is too much taking into consideration that this place used to be a reference point for all media industry. I must admit that this incident has affected media industry in the state.

“I want to assure you that I will report this case to His Excellency, being a journalist and media friendly governor, I believe he will assist.

The Governor’s media aide appealed to management and members of the directorate to consider the incident as an act of God and prayed Allah to avert the reoccurrence of the disaster.

Responding, the Director, Media Directorate of the BSADP, Alhaji Jafaru Ilelah who expressed gratitude for the visit said all the equipment installed over the years have been affected by the fire disaster.

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