By Richard Thomas, Ibadan
Oyo state governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has promised to rebuild a new modern market for victims of the Akesan market Inferno in Oyo.
The governor made the promise on Wednesday during his visit to the Akesan Market to assess the damage caused by the inferno.
Makinde, at the visit, commiserated with the victims and promised to build new modern market as soon as possible.
His words, ‘We visited Oja Akesan, Oyo this afternoon Town to assess the damage caused by the fire outbreak last Sunday.”
“I commiserate with traders who lost goods in the fire and told them I am taking full responsibility for the failure of the fire service to contain the fire, and that our administration will make things right.
“I assured them that our administration will rebuild a new modern market as soon as possible and that the Caretaker Chairman of Oyo East LGA has a list of all traders in the market which he will give to us to enable us support the traders who lost goods in the fire,”.
It will be recalled that the Akesan Market was engulfed by fire in the early hours of Sunday.