By NBF News

Sokoto State Governor, Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko and some notable groups have condoled with the management and staff of The Sun Publishing Limited over last week's fire that gutted part of the Kirikiri, Lagos corporate headquarters of the company.

The Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), Kirikiri division, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc, the Newspapers and Magazines Distributors Association of Nigeria, (NDAN), Lagos Island zone, Church of the Lord (Aladura) and Omo Ibile Igbomina , a socio-cultural organization in Kwara State equally expressed their sympathy with the company.

Governor Wamakko in a sympathy letter signed by the Permanent Secretary, Political Affairs , Office of the Secretary to the State Government, Salihum Gatawa expressed deep sorrow over the incident.

He said the incident 'is sad and regrettable especially now that your newspaper has carved a niche for itself in the media industry. However, as a people who have faith, we should regard whatsoever comes to us as part of destiny and remain steadfast and focused.' Wamakko prayed that God should guide the company in its journey towards recovery.

NAMA which expressed sadness over the incident, however, commended the management of the company for keeping the paper on the newsstands despite the inferno.

The agency in a letter signed by Supo Atobatele, its General Manager, Public Affairs assured the company of its continued loyalty and patronage of The Sun littles.

NDAN while sympathizing with the company on the losses incurred in the incident, also expressed appreciation to the management of the company for ensuring that the paper remained on the newsstands.

'We join our hearts with millions of Nigerians from all walks of life, corporate organisations to commiserate with your board, management and staff and also give thanks to God that that no life was lost.

' We also appreciate and commend the indefatigable and strong character of your management in ensuring that The Sun is seen on the newsstands. Distributors and vendors cannot afford to miss the Daily Sun Newspapers , which could be disastrous to our survival,' the association stated in letter jointly signed by Innocent Ezenyi and Godwin Akpan, Chairman and Secretary respectively.

The Diamond Bank,and Omo Ibile Igbomina in their separate letters expressed gratitude to God that no life was lost in the inferno. while the Church of the Lord (Aladura) in a letter signed by its Primate, Most Revd. Rufus Ositelu prayed that God should prevent a re-occurence of such incident in the company.