The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has sympathized with traders and shop owners at the popular Balogun Market, Idumota, Lagos over the fire outbreak that occurred at the market on Tuesday.
The Speaker said the fire incident, which affected two-story buildings at No. 43, Martins Street, in the market where property worth millions of naira were lost, was unfortunate. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi,
The Speaker said it was painful that traders and shop owners, who were carrying out their lawful businesses, would wake up only to face such an incident. He called on relevant authorities to take measures that would forestall the reoccurrence of such an incident.
However, in similar news, The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, has begun the enumeration of traders whose wares and properties were destroyed in the inferno.
According to Director-General, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Lagos State government is ready to render assistance to traders who lost their properties in the inferno. He also appealed to residents of Lagos to always be cautious as the government would ensure the safety of the lives and properties of the citizens.