By Ola Ajayi
IBADAN—Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has promised to within one week, assist victims of Friday inferno that gutted popular Aleshinloye Market where over 500 shops were destroyed.
Ajimobi said this after visiting the place twice under 24 hours.
While inspecting the level of damage, the governor who first visited the burnt market at 2 am on Saturday and later in the afternoon, described the incident as very unfortunate.
He stressed that necessary machinery would be set in motion to provide succour for the victims to cushion the effect of the inferno.
Ajimobi recalled his experience when his Lagos private residence was gutted by fire in 1993, praying that God, who assisted him to overcome the incidence, would also compensate the traders.