The Minister of FCT, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has expressed shock and deep sadness over the fire incident that engulfed the Next Cash and Carry Supermarket in Abuja.
The supermarket, which is currently the biggest in Abuja, was gutted by fire on Sunday.
In a statement by his spokesman, Anthony Ogunleye, Malam Bello, commiserated with the management and staff of the supermarket and the FCT business community over the unfortunate incident.
The Minister commended the FCT Fire Service, the Federal Fire Service, the Fire Service Departments of the Nigerian Navy, Air Force, Guards Brigade and Julius Berger Nig. PLC for responding promptly during the incident.
He equally commended the FCT FEMA, the National Emergency Management Agency, Security agencies and other responders for their efforts in containing the blaze.
Malam Bello also assured that a thorough investigation will be conducted to ascertain the cause of the fire incident in an effort to prevent a recurrence in any other business establishment within the FCT.