The Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, Oyo State Chapter on
Wednesday visited the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III to commiserate with him over the inferno that razed the Akesan market on Sunday.
Prince Ayodeji Abass-Aleshinloye who led his team expressed sadness at the occurrence, describing it as a tragedy. He noted that the market is very historic and important to the people of Oyo State and Yoruba at large, he expressed regrets over goods and other valuable items that were lost to the fire that razed the Akesan market.
“While we identity ourselves and share from the pains of the direct victims of this regrettable and unfortunate calamities, we appeal to Oyo State Government to be proactive and prioritize its agenda to conform with the dictate of the people’s needs and exigencies of environmental condition. Government should always be proactive in the provision of equipment for rapid response to any form of emergencies.
The sad lesson with the unfortunate outbreak of the fire incidence at the Akesan market in Oyo township is that it is high time the Government of Oyo State led by Engr. Seyi Makinde sat up to face the real task of governance including the provision of Emergence Response Facility to forestall such unfortunate scenario in future occurrences in various parts of Oyo. State”
In his remarks, the Alaafin expressed appreciation to Oyo State ALGON over the visit, describing them as illustrious sons who cherished his fatherly role and sympathised with him during this period.
The monarch said the occurrence was especially painful because of the importance as the King’s market.