The Senator for Oyo South senatorial district, Dr. Mohammed Kola Balogun has sent members of his team to the location of the Dugbe market incident and described the situation as very unfortunate.
According to a release signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Rotimi Johnson, the team visited the location in the company of the Zonal Director, Mr. Lugard and his crew, who are making a second visit to the venue of the unfortunate fire incidence.
The leader of the MKB team, Asiwaju Omilabu Gandhi, disclosed that Senator Balogun swung into action immediately he heard the news of the fire accident and has involved the DG of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) who has also started moves to ameliorate the impact of the unfortunate incident on the victims of the inferno which started around 1 pm on Wednesday 15th of April, 2020.
According to the Chairman of the market affected by the Inferno, Mr. Dapo Davies, Chief Executive Officer of Pelly Foam, the fire affected 19 shops and Pelly water factory. While discussing with the Senator on Video call during the visit of the MKB team, Mr. Davies narrated that most of the people affected were not around during the accident due to the COVID-19 restrictions and that made it impossible to retrieve their wares from the shops.
Senator Kola Balogun concluded his commiseration by saying; “I assure you of the immediate intervention of the Federal Government through NEMA because the Zonal Director is writing a report to the nation today and I will work with that evaluation. I will send the sum of One Million Naira to a designated account as an immediate palliative, while they try to evaluate the extent of the damage.”
Asiwaju Gandhi also assured the few victims of Senator Balogun’s plan to follow up with NEMA and also to work on the prevention of any reoccurrence of such unfortunate incidence.