The Oyo State House of Assembly has called upon Governor Seyi Makinde to take action to alleviate the suffering of traders affected by the recent devastating fire at Sango Market in Ibadan.
During a session of the assembly, Hon. Adebayo Babajide Gabriel, representing Ibadan North Constituency 2, raised a matter of urgent public importance regarding the fire incident. His motion, which addressed the severity of the situation and the immediate need for assistance, garnered unanimous support from fellow lawmakers.
URGENT NEED TO PROVIDE SUCCOR TO VICTIMS OF FIRE INCIDENT AT SANGO MARKET, IBADAN
Motion Raised by: Hon. B. G. Adebayo (Ibadan North II)
Summary of Motion:
- Acknowledges the fire incident at Sango Market on Sunday, February 4th, which ravaged twenty-four shops and caused the complete destruction of goods valued at over One Hundred Million Naira.
- Notes that many affected traders, ranging from 40 to 85 years old, rely solely on their shops for livelihood.
- Appreciates the prompt response of neighbors and the Oyo State Fire Services Agency in containing the fire.
- Highlights Hon. Adebayo’s personal visit, alongside the PDP candidate for Ibadan North Local Government Chairmanship, to assess the damage firsthand.
- Emphasizes the urgency of a government-led enlightenment campaign on fire safety, particularly during the dry season.
- The Local Government Chairman of Ibadan North to provide immediate relief for victims.
- The State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to visit the scene and offer assistance.
- The Ministry of Information and Orientation, Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State, and other relevant agencies to intensify fire safety awareness.
In his remarks, Hon. Adebayo stressed the critical necessity of swift aid to the affected traders, emphasizing the imperative of restoring their means of livelihood and preventing future disasters.
The motion received unanimous support from assembly members, underlining their collective commitment to addressing the challenges faced by the victims and promoting fire safety measures across the state.