By Bode Akinbode, Ibadan
Oyo State governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde met late on Monday with stakeholders of the Auto Spare Parts Market, Agodi Gate, Ibadan.
The meeting, which was held inside the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, had in attendance leaders of the different segments of the market.
The governor had earlier told the market leaders to join him at the meeting to enable the government and stakeholders find common grounds on the problems of the market.
In his opening remarks, Governor Makinde told representatives of the market that the purpose of the meeting was to discuss the immediate palliative measures the government could put in place to support the victims of the Saturday morning inferno.
He said that the meeting would also find a lasting solution to the future of the market.
The governor assured that his government would do everything possible to restructure the market, while also taking all decisions in the best interest of everybody.
Addressing newsmen shortly after the meeting that lasted about an hour, the Babaloja of the market, Alhaji Waheed Azeez, appreciated the governor’s gesture of receiving them warmly.
He also confirmed that the governor accepted the request put forward by the stakeholders on the plan to rebuild the market.
He maintained that the governor promised to send representatives to the market to help in the reconstruction efforts.
The meeting had in attendance the following representatives: President of the market, Alhaji Morufu Olanrewaju; Baale, Alhaji Raimi Ewebiyi; Babaloja; chairman, Car Division, Hakeem Adebayo; Secretary-General, Akinyele Kehinde; chairman, Tyre Division, Rasheed Ayinde; chairman, Iron Division, Muili Olola and the chairman, Lorry Division, Taofeek Lobi.