Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has expressed sadness over the destruction of property running into millions of naira in the fire incident at Aperin market, in Ibadan the State capital.
Makinde, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Taiwo Adisa, condoled with the victims of the fire incident, saying that his administration would investigate the cause of the incident.
He said “I condole with the market men and women who lost their valuables to the fire incident.
”It saddens me to hear this is happening at a time we are putting heads together to expand the economy of this state and put more money in the pockets of our people.
”It is particularly painful that the incident happened in the dead of the night when many of the shop owners were far asleep.
” I learnt that many shops that were recently stocked were affected.
”Please take heart as we take measures to forestall such occurrences.”
Governor Makinde further assured that his administration would prevent recurrence of such incident in the State.
“Let me assure market leaders, market men and women, especially those affected by the Aperin fire incident to be rest assured that the government of Oyo state will not abandon them to their fate at this time.
”We will not only unravel the cause of the fire but will also ensure that we do what is within our powers to support the victims of the incident,” he said.