Engr Muftau Open Salawu have sympathised with the Alaafin of Oyo,Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III,the people of Oyo and the victims of the unfortunate Akesan market disaster.
In a press release signed by him and made available to RoundOyo,he commisserated with those affected urging the state Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde to come to their aid, by providing them with what can make them start their life again.
The Special Adviser to the former governor of Oyo state, Sen Abiola Ajimobi on works and transport also called on the need for proactive designing and planning of our markets to eradicate the issue of inferno in the state.
“I Sympathize with people of Oyo and Baba Alafin in particular over the fire incident that razed Akesan Market. It is Saddling that people have to lose their scarce resources due to negligent behaviour and human error and the most worrying part is the similarity and the magnitude of the damaged in all the markets razed with fire throughout the country.
“We need to be more Proactive in designing and planning of our Markets to reduce or totally eradicate this kind of colossal loss to our people, materials that will prevent or delay the spread of fire should be used in building our markets and every part of market should be accessible for motorists for easy evacuation in an emergency situation.
“Governor Seyi Makinde Should come to the Aid of the shops owners at Akesan market that has lost all they’ve been working for in years and make provisions substantially to enable them start their life again. We pray God prevent such occurrence.”