Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has presented N50 million relief fund to the traders of Araromi auto spare parts market in Ibadan who suffered losses when fire razed through the market recently.
While presenting the cheque on behalf of the state governor on Tuesday, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Chief Bayo Lawal, said the support was in line with the governor’s promise to the victims of the inferno for their losses.
He stressed that the state government prioritized the welfare of its entire citizenry.
The commissioner, however, prayed for God’s intervention to put an end to such incidents in the state, charging people in the market and the state at large to be cautious of their handling of electric appliances.
According to a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun, the fire incident at the popular ‘Gate’ market destroyed multimillion naira goods, which made the governor to visit the scene and promised the state’s support to the victims.
Receiving the #50 million cheque on behalf of the victims, President, Ibadan Motor Parks Dealer Association, Mr. Moruf Ishola Olanrewaju, appreciated Governor Makinde for fulfilling his promises to the people, adding that the intervention, which was to cushion the effect of the inferno on the affected traders, will get to them all.
In their separate remarks, Chairman, Car Division, Araromi Spare Parts Market, Mr. Akeem Adebayo and the Secretary, Tyre Division, Mr. Rasheed Mustapha commended Governor Makinde for his continuous efforts in ensuring the people of the state enjoyed dividend of democracy.
They, however, prayed for continuity of the good works embarked upon by his government for the betterment of the State.
Present at the presentation of the relief fund include the Commissioner for Lands and Urban Development, Barrister Abiodun Abdulraheem; Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Honourable Adebisi Adeniyi, Permanent Secretary, Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Mr. Segun Ajekiigbe, among others.