Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has pledged his administration’s readiness to assist the victims of the fire that gutted Araromi Iron Rod Market.
The governor gave the pledge on Saturday while on an assessment tour of the burnt market at Agodi Gate, Ibadan.
Although he said that the source of the fire incident had yet to be established, Governor Ajimobi said the government would give some amount to the affected iron road dealers to cushion the effect of the inferno.
He also advised the dealers in the market to imbibe safety culture and fire precautionary measures by ensuring that all electrical appliances were switched off after the close of work.
While expressing sadness over the devastating fire incident, the governor enjoined traders in all the markets across the state to seek the services of insurance firms so that they could promptly come to their aid in cases like this.
The fire disaster, which occurred on Friday, destroyed several iron rod shops, gas cylinder shop as well as a mosque located within the market.
Some of the leaders of the market, while showing the damaged properties to the governor, described the incident as unfortunate but expressed appreciation to him for his prompt visit to identify and sympathize with them during their moment of grief.