The executive governor of Oyo state, Engr. Seyi Makinde has promise to rebuild the market and provide compensation to all victims of the inferno.
Governor Makinde expressed deep regret over the unfortunate fire incident which destroyed properties worth millions of naira adding that he has already set up investigative panel to look into both remote and immediate cause of the inferno.
The governor while speaking at tge annual inter-religious thanksgiving commiserated with victims of the Akesan fire inferno which occurred in Oyo town at the twilight of year 2020
The event which held on Wednesday at the office of the Oyo state governor, state secretariat, Ibadan was an annual program aimed at committing the new administrative year into God’s hands before works commence.
He also disocled that the state government has commenced the process of acquiring additional ten fire trucks to boost operations of firefighters in the state. Adding that residents must be safety conscious with regards to prevention of fire outbreak considering the current weather condition.
The governor promised to rebuild the market and support all victims of the fire incident in order to enable them a swift bounce back into business so as to prevent the economy of the zone from suffering downturn as a result of the incident.
Governor Makinde further reiterated his commitment to protection of lives and properties of everyone living within the borders of the state.
Also on his tweeter , Makinde said ” We visited Oja Akesan, Oyo Town to assess the damage caused by the fire outbreak last Sunday, this afternoon. I commiserated with traders who lost goods in the fire and told them I am taking full responsibility for the failure of the fire service to contain the fire, and that our administration will make things right.
I assured them that our administration will rebuild a new modern market as soon as possible, and that the Caretaker Chairman of Oyo East LGA has a list of all traders in the market which he will give to us to enable us support the traders who lost goods in the fire.