Senator Teslim Kolawole Folarin representing Oyo Central Senatorial District has donated a sum of two million naira to the victims of the razed Akesan Market.
This is contained in a statement released by the Special Adviser to the three-term senator on Media and Publicity, Com. YSO Olaniyi on Friday, 24th July 2020.
According to him, the two million naira donation was given to the victims of the Akesan inferno through the Chairman of Oyo Metropolitan Development Association, Archbishop Ayo Ladigbolu.
The ancient Akesan market, also known as Oja Oba, located at the center of the town and few meters to the palace of the Alaafin of Oyo, His Imperial Majesty Oba (Dr.) Lamidi Adeyemi III was razed by fire in the wee hours of Sunday, January 5th, 2020, consuming all shops and goods worth over N20 billion.
OYOMIND.COM.NG recalled that Senator Folarin in collaboration with Hon. Hakeem Adeyemi, representing Afijio/Atiba/Oyo East/Oyo West Federal Constituency, the ad facilitated the delivery of 1000 bundles of roofing sheets, 1000 bag of cement, 200 packets of zinc nails and 100 bags of “3” nails by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
“Senator Folarin was in london when the sad incident and he cut short his trip to London because of the inferno, promised the victims of his support and government’s assistance. He and his brother, Hon. Skimeh swiftly facilitated the Federal Government’s intervention through NEMA. The N2million is his personal contribution to relief the affected traders” Com. Olaniyi said.
Oloye Folarin while reiterating his commitment to qualitative representation of the people of Oyo Central in the Nigerian Senate, promised equitable distributions of dividends of democracy in the 11 LGAs of the district.