Osun assures fire victims of support

Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
The victims  of fire at Atakumosa market, Ilesa have been assured of government’s  support  that destroyed goods worth millions of naira.

The Osun state governor, Gboyega Oyetola gave this assurance while commiserating with the victims at the scene of the incident in Ilesa on Monday.

 Oyetola who was represented by his deputy, Mr Benedict Alabi assured that government will come to their aid by giving them  necessary support.

The fire which started at the early hours on Sunday razed over 200 locked up shops the  market .

According to an eye witness and Chairman, Market Men and Women Association, Mr. Babatunde Obembe the fire which started around 2am on Sunday destroyed about 200 lockup shops belonging to trado-medicine, kolanut, palm oil and cowpea sellers.

Obembe said though  men of the Ilesa Fire Service tried their best to put out the fire,  their efforts were  futile as the fire remained unabated.

Also narrating their ordeals, two kolanut  traders Chief Grace Ajewole and Mrs. Sola Olomola described the incident as a total loss, giving the monetary value of the damages millions of naira.

Another victim, Mrs. Toyin Taiwo called on the paramount ruler of Ijesaland, Oba Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran to prevail on the shop owners at the market to desist from act  capable of causing fire  break in future.

The governor,  during his visit to the Palace of Oba Aromolaran, assured that government will start clearing the debris caused by the fire.

Oyetola advised people to always be vigilant and shun anything that can cause fire outbreak.

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Responding, Oba Aromolaran appreciated the government for it’s responsiveness and also the visit of the deputy governor.

Iyaloja of Atakumosa market, Mrs Hannah Awe pleaded with the government to come to their rescue and help victims of the market inferno.

It would  be recalled that this is the second time in four years, in which fire has ravaged the popular market.

Osun assures fire victims of support

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