Plank sellers at the popular Bodija plank market in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Tuesday appealed to Governor Seyi Makinde for support after fire incident
The Chairman of Zone 7 where the incident occurred, Alhaji Daud Owoyemi Ogunrin told DailyPost that no one could explain the cause of the incident.
Ogunrin said, “I was informed some minutes after 8 pm yesterday that our shops were on fire. We came here and everything have been destroyed.
“We cannot say the cause of the incident, but eighteen shops have been destroyed. We have more than forty people who have property here.
“We are begging God to replenish us. We are calling on well-spirited Nigerians and the government to assist us. We do not know where to start.”
The Chairman of Ibadan Plank Sellers Association, Elder Gbenga Gbaroye appealed to the government to support the victims.
He said, “We call on Oyo State government to assist us because our work needs money. Our work do not require any other thing apart from money.
“Over one hundred million naira have been lost here. Where do we start?”