September 25, 2020

NEMA Pledges FG’s Effort over Dugbe Market Inferno

National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA has pledged Federal Government’s effort to assist victims of yesterday’s fire outbreak that razed about nineteen shops and a building at Lebanon Street, Dugbe, Ibadan. 

Southwest Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Mr Slaku Bijimi made the pledge while assessing situations at the scene of the fire incident in company of secretary of the State Emergency Management Authority, SEMA, Mr Lukman Arasi. 

The NEMA boss said a comprehensive report and recommendations on the outbreak will be forwarded to the federal government through the national headquarters of the agency, with a view to assisting the victims.

Mr Bijimi appealed to shop owners to insure both their shops and goods in them to reduce the adverse effects of possible loss. 

Also speaking, Secretary, Oyo State Emergency Management Agency, Mr Lukman Arasi who sympathised with the victims, said the state government would take appropriate steps to assist victims. 

While appealing to wealthy individuals to come to the aide of the victims, Mr Arasi called on retailers to take more precautionary measures at averting recurrence of such disaster. 

Mosope Kehinde

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