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By Concise News Correspondents 

A fire outbreak destroyed property worth over N10 million at the Kwara Government-owned property, Patigi Regatta Motel in Patigi, Patigi Local Government Area of the state on Saturday.

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The Managing Director of the Motel, Alhaji Abdulkadir Mustapha-Rifun, who conducted newsmen round the motel, expressed shock over the incident.

Mustapha-Rifun described it as a setback to his efforts toward giving the edifice a face-lift.

The motel was said to have leased out to Rifun River Investment in 2013 for effective operation.

Power surge cause of fire

The managing director, who attributed the cause of the fire to power surge, said the fire incident affected all the section of the motel already renovated.

He explained that the management of the motel would require between N15 and N20 million to give the motel a face-lift.

Mustapha-Rifun appealed to the state government to intervene with relief and incentive to assist in realising the mandate of putting the state’s property into a modern status and judicious use.

It was gathered that ten of the twenty-five rooms in the motel were seriously damaged.

And reacting to the development, the immediate past state Head of Service, Alhaji Dabarako Muhammad, sympathised with the owner, describing the incident as unfortunate.

Muhammad, a community member, pointed out that the fire incident is a setback to the community and the state government.