The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde has taken full responsibility for the fire outbreak which gutted parts of Akesan market in the state on Sunday.
Speaking during a visit to the market on Wednesday, to assess the damage caused by the fire, the governor accompanied by his cabinet members, commiserated with those who lost their goods in the incident and assured them that his government would rebuild the market.
The governor’s comments were contained in a post on his Facebook page shared on Wednesday.
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The full post read: “We visited Oja Akesan, Oyo Town to assess the damage caused by the fire outbreak last Sunday, this afternoon (Wednesday).
“I commiserated 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.”