Nigerians have condemned the All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, for donating N50m to victims of the Katsina market fire and ignoring affected traders in the South-West.
Led Reno Omokri, a former media aide to ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan, Nigerians stated that Tinubu ignored his people due to political gains.
Bola Tinubu, who didn’t visit or donate one kobo to victims of the Sasa market crisis, or to victims of the Ijesha market fire in Lagos, has today donated N50m to victims of the Katsina market fire. Obviously, Tinubu’s charity does not begin at home.
Following Omokri’s tweet, there have been barrage of attacks on the former Lagos governor for lavishing N50m on Katsina, but kept a deafening silence when same tragedy befell the aforementioned markets in South-West.
At least, six people died while various shops and houses were burnt during a crisis in Shasha market in Ibadan.
Also in January, a fire that occurred at Ijesha Market in Lagos led to the destruction of several properties. A total of 62 traders and 28 households were affected in the incident while 14 shops were burnt and 48 others affected.
Tinubu in a sympathy visit, yesterday, to traders and other victims of the market in the company of Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari, commiserated with them and said that market that activities should resume despite the level of damages and destruction recorded as life, he believes, must continue.
He told reporters on the sidelines, that the purpose of his visit is to sympathise and commiserate with the victims, the governor and good people of the state particularly the market men and women devastated by the fire.
Tinubu emphasised the need to promote unity and collaboration among Nigerians, saying “Nigerians must be their brother’s keepers.”