Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has urged the citizens to prioritize personal and collective safety as part of efforts to forestall possible disasters as dry season is approaching.
Governor Oyetola who made the statement during his on-the-spot assessment of the site of the inferno at popular Oja-Oba market, Osogbo, the state capital also commiserated with victims of the fire incidence where a section of the market was reportedly razed by fire leading to loss of several properties.
Addressing journalists shortly after the inspection and assessment of the level of damage caused to the incidence, Governor Oyetola who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Prince Wole Oyebamiji along side his Chief of Staff, Dr. Charles ‘Diji Akinola, and cabinet members thanked God that no life was lost to the incidence described the it as unfortunate.
“Mr Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola is not around now but he has requested that a powerful delegation must come to commiserate with the affected market men and women, most importantly the Iyaloja and Babaloja of this market and that is why we are here. We sympathize with the victims and pray that an incidence of such will not reoccur.
“As you all know, our Governor is always concerned about the welfare and comfort of the citizens and as soon as he comes back, he will make a statement.” said Prince Oyebamiji
Iyaloja of the market, Mrs. Wosilatu Kasali, expressed deep sorrow over the incidence just as she appealed to the government and well-meaning citizens to support the victims and the market community.
Meanwhile, the members of the Governor’s delegation after the assessment of the site moved to the Ataoja’s palace to identify and commiserate with the monarch, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun.
At the palace, Oba Olanipekun appreciated Governor Oyetola and his government for taking the welfare and general well-being of the people of the state as priority.