Hope has risen for victims of recent fire disasters in Ekiti State as
government is taking steps to assist them.c
Some shops were razed at the Bisi Market in Ado-Ekiti last Monday,
where traders lost goods worth millions of naira and a resident, Mr.
Femi Adako, was a victim of another fire incident last Wednesday.
The Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, who visited the victims
today, described the fire incidents as very sad and unfortunate.
A statement by the Special Assistant (Media) to the Deputy Governor,
Odunayo Ogunmola, said 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.
Consoling victims of the fire incidents during separate visits,
Egbeyemi said God should be praised that no life was lost which gave
them a ray of hope.
While regretting that the fire victims suffered losses worth millions
of Naira, Egbeyemi prayed God to mitigate the loss and restore the
The Deputy Governor, who also prayed that God will wipe away the tears
of the victims, said government would not leave them to their fate at
their trying period.
While stressing that government alone cannot provide for all their
losses, Egbeyemi assured that government would assist within its
He said: “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 you tears
away this year and send helpers to you.
“Although government cannot do it all but government will surely assist.”
The victims, who all pleaded for help from the State Government,
appreciated the Deputy Governor for identifying with them.
According to them, their hope for help now rests on government and
well-meaning individuals with their personal property and goods gone
with the fire.