Ekiti raises hope of fire victims
EKiti State Government on Monday raised the hope of victims of the recent fire incidents at Bisi Market and a private residence in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.
The Deputy Governor, Bisi Egbeyemi, said the state government would not leave them to their fate at their trying period.
A statement by the Special Assistant on Media to the Deputy Governor, Odunayo Ogunmola, in Ado Ekiti, stated that Egbeyemi gave the assurance during visits to the victims of the market fire.
A total number of 20 traders and five members of Saruku family at Bisi Market had their goods and property consumed in the end-of-the-year inferno.
While the market fire incident occurred on December 30, 2019, that of the Adako family took place on January 1, 2020.
Egbeyemi, while consoling the victims, stated, “Thank God that nobody died in the incidents though you suffered serious losses worth millions of naira.
“The Lord will take care of your losses and compensate you appropriately. God will compensate you appropriately, wipe your tears away this year and send helpers to you.
“Although government cannot do it all, government will surely assist.”
The victims, who all pleaded for help from the state government, appreciated the deputy governor for identifying with them.
They said that their hope for help rested on government and well-meaning individuals with their personal property and goods gone with the fire.