The Oyo State Government has said that it will investigate the circumstances surrounding the fire incidents that engulfed the Sango Alaro plank market twice in three days, which resulted in losses estimated at several millions of naira.
Governor Abiola Ajimobi made this known when he paid a visit to the market which got burnt first on Christmas day, while another part was also razed in the early hours of yesterday.
The governor was represented by the Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Mr. Yomi Layinka; the Head of Service, Mr. Soji Eniade; a former Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Ismail Olalekan-Alli; a former Special Adviser on Political Matters, Dr. Gbade Ojo; and a former Special Adviser on Security, Mr. Segun Abolarinwa, among others.
Addressing newsmen after the delegation had inspected the burnt sections of the market, Layinka expressed concern that the market could record two fire incidences within three days.
Describing Ajimobi as peace-loving, the Governor’s spokesman said it cherished peace and anything that would make life more comfortable for the people of the state, adding; “This is a state where everybody has the right to live and trade within the limit of the Constitution.”
The government delegation appealed to the people, particularly the traders and members of the affected community to remain calm and shun any untoward act.