Dangote Group and the Kano State Government have donated N500m each as assistance to victims of the fire outbreak that occurred early this year in five major markets in Kano.
The Chairman of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, announced the donation on Saturday in Kano.
Dangote said the gesture was to ameliorate the suffering of those affected by the disaster.
“Times are hard and if not for the recession which affected us, I would have donated more than this amount,” he said.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje said the state government had also donated N500m to the victims.
He disclosed that goods and properties worth over N28bn were lost to the seven fire incidents.