Former oyo state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi on Monday visited the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III to commiserate with him over the inferno that razed the Akesan market.
During the visit, Ajimobi expressed sadness at the occurrence, describing it as unfortunate. He noted that his visit should be likened to that of a son to the father over the loss.
He also promised to contribute to the rebuilding of the market as a private individual who feels the pain of the loss of the victims.
Speaking further, the former governor also expressed appreciation to the custodian of culture, Oba Adeyemi for his fatherly contribution to his 70th birthday on December 16, 2019.
In his remarks, the Alaafin expressed appreciation to Governor Ajimobi over the visit, describing him as a man of wisdom which reflected in his stewardship as Governor. The monarch said the occurrence was especially painful because of the importance as the King’s market.
Apart from its importance and the tradition laid down and sustained by subsequent Alaafins of providing welfare programme for the people in the market, the Alaafin also described the market as the cleanest and safest because of the way it is cared for.
Oba Adeyemi noted that such a major incident has never occured before in the history of the market, promising that the market would be restored to its former glory.