Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde has charged taders and other Stakeholders at the reconstructed Akesan Market in Oyo Town to take up the responsibility of proper maintenance of the new Multi-Million Naira Ultra-Modern Market Structure.
Speaking at the formal Commissioning of the reconstructed Market on Friday, June 4, 2021, Governor Seyi Makinde assured those whose Shops and goods were destroyed in last year’s Market inferno would be given priority in the allocation of new Shops.
The governor while commissioning the market assured that original shop owners will first be taken care of; declaring that the development would boost the state’s economy.
He explained that the new market comprises of 528 lock-up shops; 163 open shops; 3 warehouses; 1 cold room; a Police post; an administrative block; a clinic; two toilet blocks; two car parks and four water hydrants; adding that the market has industrial boreholes and proper road network.
In his remark, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III said: “After this market got burnt on that fateful day, we were perplexed and nobody ever thought something like this could come out of the same land again. Though, some people came to give us money but what they gave could not even build two shops. When Seyi Makinde came and said he would rebuild it and make it a befitting market, I was marveled. And are we not supposed to thank him? So, I really appreciate Governor Makinde’s effort on this. I thank him for what he has done for me personally and for the people of Oyo State entirely.”