Obaseki To Set Up Committee To Investigate Uwelu Motor Spare Parts Market Fire
The governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has assured the people that he would set up a committee to investigate the fire that burned down Uwelu Motor Spare Parts Market on Monday night in Benin.
The fire destroyed goods and building worth millions of naira.
The governor made the decision after assessing the extent the fire destroyed the biggest motor parts market in the state.
Obaseki encouraged and sympathized with those affected, urging them to be calm while his government investigate and roll in ideas to prevent future reoccurrence.
“I will hold a meeting with the head of the Edo Fire Service and other agencies, which helped to put out the fire, members of the state executive council and members of the local government Council where the market is located this afternoon.
“A team will be set up to investigate the fire outbreak,” he said.
The governor assured them that the committee would be given a week to report back to the government, with details on the worth of things and traders affected to enable the government to assist them.
“The team will also advise the state government on measures to put in place to prevent fire outbreaks in markets and when there is an outbreak it doesn’t get to such magnitude,” the governor said.
Responding, the Chairman Motor Spare Parts Association, Uwelu Market Osaretin Chairman complained that the fire service did not arrive on time, therefore, the market lost millions to the fire.
He, however, added that the arrival of the fire service ensured the market did not go into extinction.