Rivers state a governor Nyesom Wike has donated the sum of five hundred million to Sokoto state government as support to rebuild the state central market that was destroyed by fire outbreak
Governor Wike is in Sokoto, to sympathised and commiserate with the government and people of Sokoto state over the unfortunate incident
Sixty percent of the market was destroyed by the fire that started in parts of the market and over ten thousand traders were affected
He described the incident as unfortunate and regrettable at this critical time in the country.
Governor Wike also visited the Sultan of Sokoto to condole with him over the death of his brother and former Sokoto state commissioner for home affairs, Abubakar Jeli Abubakar.
He says the people of Rivers and its government sympathised with the Sultanate council and government of Sokoto state over these sad development