Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has expressed happiness for being able to fulfil one of his electoral promises by kick starting the first phase of reconstruction of Atakumosa market .
This according to the Governor would bring succour to vulnerable market men and women in the market.
Governor Oyetola expressed his mind while launching the project in Ilesa.
Atakumosa market in Ilesa West Local Government was razed by fire sometime ago resulting in loss of goods and wares running to several millions of naira.
The Governor commended the State Community And Social Development Agency,CSDA for its support to bring smiles to the faces of those affected by the inferno. He reminded the beneficiaries in particular that part of the project adopts Community-Grouo Driven approach which means the market men and women are the drivers of the reconstruction project,urging them not to falter in the effort.
Mr Oyetola assured the CSDA of the Government’s support particularly in the area of prompt release of Government’s annual contributions.
He disclosed that the first phase will comprise 400 stalls and lock up shops while the Government will add 250 stalls with all facilities.The Governor appreciate the remarkable efforts Prof Foluso Okunmadewa the Task Team Leader of CSDP Nigeria at the World Bank for its love for the welfare and wellbeing of the vulnerable.
He used the occasion to remind the people to stick to safety measures against Covid-19.
Earlier,Mr Adegboyega Oyetola had paid a royal homage to the paramount ruler of Ijesaland,Oba Adekunle Aromolaran in his Palace.