Chairman Senate Committee on ICT and Cybercrime, Senator Abdulfatai Buhari, has described the inferno that destroyed over 40 shops and properties worth millions of Naira at Akande Market in Ogbomoso, the Osun state capital on Tuesday 2nd January as an unfortunate incident and a colossal lost.
The lawmaker representing Oyo North Senatorial District in the upper chamber of the National Assembly said this while commiserating with the traders who the inferno affected.
Though the senator was not physically around to sympathize with the traders but the statement credited to his media office further reads in part
“My heart goes out to the victims, especially those who lost their means of livelihood to the unexpected and unpleasant incident.
“Losing major means of livelihood at this time when the economy of the country is just improving and at a period when bills such as payment of children’s school fees, rents, renewal of licenses and others is disappointing and excruciating”.
The lawmaker, however, promised to meet with the stakeholders in the market when he returns to review the situation and see how he can be of help to assuage the loss and feelings of the victims of the inferno.
The lawmaker urged the people to avoid anything that could spark fire in this season.
He equally, appealed to the fire service in the state to live up to the expectations by always getting ready for such assignment.