The Ogun State government has given financial and food palliatives support to traders who lost their goods and property to the inferno which occurred earlier in the year at the Sabo Market in Sagamu Local Government Area of the State.
The State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun making the presentation to the traders at Sabo Market, Sagamu said the support given to the traders was part of his administration’s commitment to the welfare and wellbeing of the people.
Represented by the State Commissioner for Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Mr. Olufemi Ogunbanwo, Governor Abiodun noted that the government through the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) in collaboration with the Sabo Market Fire Committee had carried out a proper assessment of the disaster before presenting the items to the affected traders.
“While we admit that no volume of cash and materials can heal the victims’ psychological trauma, I want to implore the beneficiaries to consider the donation as a relief to their plights”, Abiodun said.
He said government would continue to respond to issues that would ensure individual’s prosperity and collective development of the State in line with the “Building our Future Together” Agenda.
The Chairman Transition Committee Sagamu Local Government, Hon. Gbenga Banjo lauded the Governor for supporting the affected traders, assuring that the market would be rebuilt very soon.
Also speaking, a member of the State House of Assembly representing Sagamu Constituency 1, Hon. Abdulbashir Oladunjoye who donated 1,000 pieces of blocks to rebuild the market’s fence, appreciated Governor Abiodun for coming to the aid of the traders, as well as carrying out various palliative works on roads in Sagamu area.
The Director, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Mr. Olufolarin Ige, noted that the Agency carried all relevant stakeholders along in the course of the assessment, calling on the traders to continue to abide by safety laws within the market.
Mrs. Bolatito Ogunbanjo and Mr. Yinusa Oladokun who benefited from the financial assistance and food palliatives, thanked the Governor for supporting them at this time, while assuring that they would continue to be law abiding.