Sabo Market Fire: Governor Abiodun sympathises with victims, promises relief materials

Sabo Market Fire: Governor Abiodun sympathises with victims, promises relief materials

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Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has visited the scene of the Sabo market fire in Sagamu and has assured victims and residents of the community of the government’s support.


The popular market in Sagamu LCDA caught fire around 1am on Tuesday and Governor Abiodun disclosed he was informed around that time when he made an on-the-spot assessment with the Akarigbo of Remo land, His Royal Majesty, Babatunde Adewale Ajayi, Torungbunwa II later in the day


During Tuesday’s morning visit, the Governor assured that the market will be rebuilt in no time and relief materials will be distributed through the State Emergency Management Agency [SEMA]. He also appreciated fire emergency responders from Abeokuta, Ijebu-Ode and Babcock University for their swift responses.


“By the grace of God, we will rebuild this market, and we will not waste time, we will put measures in place to ensure it does not happen again in the future, we will also look at how to ensure the efficiency of our fire service, please, I want to enjoin you to be patient, calm, give government some time, we will do everything we can to bring succor and relief to all those that are affected, we must learn a lesson from what has happened here overnight, this must not happen in any of our markets again,” Governor Abiodun said.


“We are going to take a count and enumerate all those that have been affected by this fire, I will immediately reach out to them, so we can bring some succor to them, we will try to see how we can give them some relief because a lot has been lost in the fire, so, we will try and figure how we can bring some relief to them, while also taking stock and looking at how to reconstruct this market as soon as possible.”

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