By Nasiru Muhammad
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education Kano, Hajiya Lauratu Ado Diso has commended the men of federal and state fire service for thier quick response in quenching the fire inferno that consumed a hostel in Government Girls College (GGC) Kano on Monday evening.
Making the commendation while inspecting the hostel which was affected by the fire incidence, permanent secretary also expressed gratitude to Almighty Allah as none of the student was recorded as a victim.
While directing the college authority to relocate all the students from the hostel complex to other hostels recently renovated by the state government, she disclosed that proper inventory will be taken of the students who lost their belongings to the fire for necessary assistance.
A statement issued by Spokesman of the ministry, Deputy Director, Aliyu Yusuf said the permanent secretary also charged the management of the college, supporting staff and the students to always be extra vigilant so as to be safe from such incidences.
She said that even though the cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained, an investigation will be carried out to that effect so that a future occurance will be averted.
Hajiya Lauratu call on parents to be calm and avoid all forms of romour that might circulate about the fire inferno as no single student was affected.
In his remark, the Executive Secretary of the KSSSMB, Dr. Bello Shehu who expressed concern over the incident said that a headcount of all the students living in the White Hostel complex was conducted and subsequently directed to be relocated to other renovated hostels.
“Alhamdulillah none of the students was physically affected by the fire but only thier belongings which will be assessed for possible intervention by the government”. The Dr. Shehu added.
He said his board together with the physical department of the ministry has commenced into action with a view to asses and take all necessary step of putting back the burnt hostel to a standard position.
The executive secretary also appreciates the swipt reaction of the men of the Federal and state fire service, members of the Red Cross and the staff of the college in bringing to an end of the fire inferno.