By Bode Akinbode , Ibadan
Victims of a recent inferno that razed a business complex in Dugbe area of Ibadan have lauded Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State for assisting them with cash donations.
The victims expressed their appreciation through a letter addressed to the governor, with a copy made available to journalists on Sunday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The letter, dated May 27 and signed by Mr. Dapo Davies, Chairman/Managing Director of Pelly Foam, thanked the Governor for feeling their pains to have made the donations, pointing out that the governor has fulfilled his promise by giving relief money to the building owner and occupants of the complex for them to move on with their lives
“We are indeed very grateful to you for fulfilling your promise barely one month after the unfortunate incident. This gesture stands you out as a listening, friendly, responsible, honest and responsive governor,’’ Davis wrote.
It will be recalled that fire gutted the complex; located at Lebanon Street in Dugbe area of Ibadan on April 15, where several shops and goods estimated at over N500 million were destroyed.
The Governor had, a day after he visited the scene, promised to give palliatives to those affected by the inferno, in spite of the challenges occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic, describing the incident as unfortunate and heart-broken, also promised to launch an emergency fund to address disasters and emergencies in the state.