Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered full scale investigation into the cause of the fire incident the gutted the popular Amu Plank Market located in Mushin area of the state destroying eleven houses and goods worth over N10 billion.
The governor who stated this on Sunday when he visited the market with his deputy Dr. Obafemi Hamzat and other members of his cabinet l,the huge losses recorded in the market inferno.
He said the relevant government agencies had been mobilized to take inventory of the situation and report back to the government.
The governor said, “This is rather very unfortunate incident, nobody ever imagined this amount of destruction to happen in this market. We will also further start full investigation into the remote causes of this fire incident so that we can plan in future how to forestall incident like this.
“After the Lagos State Emergency Agency (LASEMA) and other agencies have finished their physical process we will come back with Ministry of Physical Planning to take inventory of the various store owners in this place and also sit with our market leaders to see what kind of lasting solution that we can bring about in markets like this.
“We will do enumeration of the houses affected by the fire incident. Then the government will go back and see what support it can render. We thank God that it is only goods that was lost, no life was lost. Because we cannot equate the life of anybody to any amount of goods and services.
Sanwo-Olu allayed the fears of the traders that the government will not take over their market, assuring that the government will help to rebuild the market .
The traders who spoke at separate interviews appealed to the governor to support them to go back to their businesses and help in rebuilding the market.