Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday, sympathised with traders who lost their properties in the fire outbreak, which razed the plank market in Bodija area of Ibadan yesterday.
The governor, who was accompanied by some top government functionaries to inspect the scene of the fire disaster and assessed the level of damage, said that his administration will immediately release the sum of N25 million to cushion the effects of the inferno.
He made this known in a post on his social media accounts.
He noted that the palliative will provide immediate succour to the victims affected.
The governor equally informed the affected traders that the Ibadan North Local Government Council would rehabilitate the inner roads in the Bodija Market.
The post reads: “Earlier today, we visited Bodija Plank Market to inspect the level of damage caused by the fire incident yesterday.
“I commiserated with traders who lost goods and directed that an immediate palliative of N25 million be given to them.
“I also informed them that the Ibadan North Local Government Council would rehabilitate Bodija Market inner roads.”