Oyo Global Forum, OGF, has urged the Executuve Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde to fulfill his promise to reconstruct the Akesan market in the town.
The forum appealed to the governor in a letter signed by its Chairman, Mr. Olorunpoto Rahaman and secretary, Mr. Hassan Adebayo, and made available to OYOINSIGHT.COM on Wednesday morning.
The letter read: “On January 5 this year, a raging fire completely razed Akesan Market, Oyo, and destroyed the livelihoods of thousands of our people. In the wake of that disaster, we wrote Your Excellency seeking the rebuild of the Market and support for the victims towards their livelihood recovery.
“We indeed, in our earlier letter, noted that the poor state of the Fire Service in Oyo caused the scale of destruction our people experienced. You then visited Oyo and made promises to rebuild the Market and even supported the victims.
They stressed further that while they have seen the building plan, there has been no on-the-ground work for the reconstruction of the Market.
“And, as a result of this, people now make do with makeshift stalls, which are becoming useless as the wet season starts,” they added.
They continued: “Trading, as well as, living, has thus become a torrid exercise for people, thereby worsening the town’s socio-economic and insecurity problems.
“We, therefore, pray Your Excellency to commit with actionable steps towards the commencement of the reconstruction.”