The Oyo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said it has set up a committee to unravel the immediate and remote causes of fire incident that ravaged some shops at Dugbe market in Ibadan, the state capital.
DAILY POST reported that some goods worth several millions of naira were on Wednesday, destroyed when a fire incident occurred at Dugbe market in Ibadan.
But, PDP while reacting, said it has set up a committee to unravel the immediate and remote causes of the fire incident.
The party in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Friday by its Publicity Secretary, Engineer Akeem Olatunji, described the fire incident as unfortunate.
It noted that it (PDP) has set a team in order to be able to properly interface with necessary authorities with facts and comprehensive details.
“The ruling party described the incident as unfortunate and heartbreaking.
“The demands of dealing with COVID-19 in the state was already overwhelming, such an unfortunate occurrence was surely going to overstretch the state government especially during this period of fighting hard to curb further spread of the dreaded virus in Oyo state.
“The party has already set up a team to investigate the situation and true cause of the explosion in order to be able to properly interface with necessary authorities with facts and comprehensive details.
“PDP in the state stressed the importance of always applying precautions and safety measures within and around business environments to prevent unforeseen circumstances.
“The party lauded the immediate response of people within the immediate environment of the inferno for the starling efforts put up in an attempt to put out the fire before the arrival of firefighters.
“The party assured that it will engage necessary authorities including National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) with the view of getting relief materials to all victims of the inferno pending when a definite action plan will be decided by the state government.
“The party however urged all residents in the state, business owners and business operators to always ensure to keep their business environments safe from anything that could lead to environmental or organizational hazards.
“The party lauded the gallantry efforts of Oyo state governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, Oyo state COVID-19 Taskforce, and Oyo state security chiefs in the management of the pandemic within the state, describing them as true heroes of this era, history will be kind to them.”