Gov. Makinde Visits Scene of Dugbe Fire, Assures Victims of Assistance

24 hours after fire gutted some shops at Dugbe Market in Ibadan, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has given the hint of his government’s plan to establish an emergency endowment fund for disaster management.

Governor Makinde disclosed this when he paid an on the spot assessment visit to the market.

He sympathized with the traders while assuring them of necessary government’s intervention despite Covid-19 the state was battling with

Zonal Director, National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Slaku Luggard, who said recommendations of the agency would be sent to its headquarters in Abuja ,assured the victims of the fire disaster of Federal Government’s assistance

Earlier, one of the victims of the disaster and property owner, Mr Dapo Davies lamented the great loss, noting that he had spent over thirty years advancing his business to the current level before the fire disaster occurred.

Mr Davies therefore called for government’s help to alleviate their suffering.

The inferno, which caught the traders of Dugbe Alawo Market unaware, destroyed about thirty shops while properties worth millions were lost to the fire incident, thereby halting the source of income of some traders.

Iyabo Adebisi

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