Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has reacted to the recent fire outbreak at the Akesan Market. Speaking through his social media handle after the drastic disaster, Makinde promised to acquire 10 modern fire-fighting equipment to improve the fire service fighter commission work in the state.
Here is the governor’s reaction on his Twitter handle
I received with shock, news of the fire outbreak at Oja Akesan in Oyo Town, in the early hours of this morning. Words cannot convey my sadness at this incident & I sympathise with the victims. I appeal for calm as we investigate the circumstances around the unfortunate incident. pic.twitter.com/P0IqdHifDm
— Seyi Makinde (@seyiamakinde) January 5, 2020
Meanwhile, The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has expressed sadness over the devastating fire that gutted the ancient Akesan Market in Oyo town in the early hours of Sunday.
In a tweet about the incident, the minister said, “The news of the inferno that destroyed the popular Akesan Ancient market in Oyo just got to me. I am deeply saddened by this disaster so early in the year and extend my condolences to all those affected. I will visit shortly and work with the State government to bring relief”.
While sending condolences and sharing in their loss, the minister stated that the importance and purpose of Akesan Market as a major market with a huge economic impact in Oyo state and Nigeria at large cannot be overemphasized. He noted that the fire “is indeed a great disaster”
Naija News recalls that the fire, which reportedly started around 2.30 am, destroyed wares estimated at several millions of naira and attempts to salvage the goods proved abortive.