The Oyo State Government has assured that it will work collectively with committees set up by Oyo town and Oyo East local government to reconstruct Akesan Market to International standard.
Governor Seyi Makinde stated this when he visited the Akesan Market and the Alaafin of Oyo Oba Lamidi Adeyemi ,to commiserate with the people of the town over the sad fire incident that consumed the market few days ago.
Governor’s office correspondent Olamiposi Ishola reports that the inferno at the popular Akesan Market in Oyo town has continued to attract notable dignitaries including Politicians and well-meaning Nigerians who visit to the ancient town of Oyo to commiserate with the people.
Governor Seyi Makinde had immediately after the incident sent a high power delegation led by the Oyo state Commissioner for public Works and Transport, Prof Raphael Afonja to Akesan market for on the spot assessment of the fire disaster which destroyed goods and properties worth millions of naira.
The delegation was also instructed to ensure the immediate clearing of the damaged shops and other debris in the market.
Governor Makinde on arrival at the town went straight to Akesan Market before visiting the Alaafin of Oyo Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi the third at his palace
At the Palace of Oba Adeyemi Gov. Makinde said Oyo state government will not politicize the incident at the Akesan Market.
The Governor explained that within the shortest possible time Akesan Market will be redesigned and reconstructed to meet up with International Standard.
On the Fire Station damaged and vandalized by some Protesters and aggrieved youth, Governor Seyi Makinde said arrangements are being made towards upgrading facilities at all the Fire Service stations across the state to enable prompt response to emergency calls.
In his address,the Alaafin of Oyo Oba Lamidi Adeyemi said Oyo town will work collectively with the state government to ensure speedy completion of the shops and stalls in Akesan Market destroyed by the inferno.
Governor Seyi Makinde had earlier visited another inferno scene at Iyaganku Area where furniture and other materials worth millions of Naira were equally razed by fire.