Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Monday visited the palace of Balogun Alanamu of Ilorin, Dr Usman Abubakar, to commiserate with the community over the fire incident that affected parts of the Alanamu market at about 5.08 a.m.
AbdulRazaq said his administration would offer some support to the victims within its resources.
The governor also sympathised with the Balogun Alanamu over the demise of two of his subjects; Alhaji Sa’adudeen Alagola and his wife, Hajia Saadah Iyabo, on Sunday night.
He commended the State Fire Service for its swift response to bring the inferno under control.
“We have come to sympathise with the Balogun Alanamu and victims of the fire disaster.
“We also commiserate with the Balogun on the death of two of his people, both of which occurred last night
“We will ensure that the government provides relief packages for victims to bounce back,” the governor said.
Balogun Alanamu, who conducted the governor round the 15 shops that were razed, appreciated AbdulRazaq for his swift response to the unfortunate incident.
He commended the passion of the administration for the welfare of the people of Alanamu and its environs.
The Balogun also applauded the government for adequately providing for the operational needs of the State Fire Service, without which, he said, the fire could have wreaked greater damage.
“We thank Your Excellency for your prompt response to our plight. It shows that our community has capable representatives in your team,” he said.
“The market is made of about 90 shops and as we all know fire travels fast.
“It could have gutted more than the 15 shops that were affected. We were lucky to see the officials of the State Fire Service who quickly brought it under control.”
He also prayed to Allah to grant the governor a successful tenure and re-election bid in 2023.