By Fisayo Akinduro,. Osogbo
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in charge of Ekiti, Ondo and Osun States in collaboration with the Osun State Emergency Management Agency, OSEMA, donated relief materials to the victims of the fire outbreak of Odo Ogbe market in m Ile-Ife.
Speaking through its representative at the presentation ceremony in Ile-Ife, Mr. Simisaye Azeez, the Federal Government through NEMA expressed concern over the huge losses that occasioned the unfortunate Odo-ogbe main market fire disasters in 2020.
NEMA maintained that the urgent need to cushion the effects of the inferno on the part of the shop owners informed its intervention to donate the relief materials valued at several millions of naira
Azeez on behalf of the Federal government consequently donated items like roofing sheets, nails, cements and planks among others to the affected traders in the market.
In her welcome address, the Council Manager, Ife Central Local Government, Mrs Susan Aromolaran appreciated NEMA for the kind gesture saying it will go a long way in giving the affected victims a renewed sense of hope to start their businesses all over again.
Aromolaran also commended the State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola for his unrelenting efforts at putting smiles on the faces of the affected victims.
Speaking at the occasion, the state Commisioner for Home Affairs Tajudeen Adebayo who was represented by the Coordinating Director of the Ministry, Mrs R.T Ajao appreciated the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
He urged the beneficiaries to make good use of the materials donated to them.
In the same vein, Commisioner for Commerce, Industry, Cooperative and Empowerment, Dr Bode Olanipekun who was also represented by the Coordinating Director of the Ministry, Mrs kehinde Odediran appreciated the efforts of NEMA for the donation of the relief matreials
In their words of appreciation ,the Babaloja general of Ife central local government, Mr Pius Omoworare and Iyaloja ,Mrs Falilat Lawal commended NEMA and the state government of osun for their supports and assistance.
Present at the event were the immediate past chairman Ife central local government, Elugbaju Olayera, APC Chairman, leaders and well wishers in ife Central local government. President and Members of ife Development Board, Head of Departments,Ife central local government amongst others were also on ground to witness the presentation of the materials.