Mr Sunday Dare, the Minister for Youth and Sports Development visited Oyo town following the fire outbreak that razed Akesan Market at the early hours of Sunday.
Sunday, who visited the the Palace of Alaafin Oyo to present relief materials to victims of the fire on Thursday said that the priority of all tiers of government should be to ensure that victims of Akesan inferno get assistance to enable them get back on their feet.
“I have written and spoken with Minister of Disaster Management and Humanitarian Affairs, who is on lesser Hajj. She has assured that NEMA (National Emergency Management Agency) will intervene.
“I am confident that the minister will do the needful when she visits Oyo next week,” the Minister disclosed.
“I had promised to work with all the relevant stakeholders to bring succor to those affected by the fire. Earlier today I was in Ibadan, where I engaged Governor Seyi Makinde on this matter. I will continue to engage with relevant stakeholders to see what intervention can be made to bring relief to victims of the fire.
“The priority is to ensure that victims of the fire get the needed assistance to help them get back on their feet,” the Minister added.
The Minister thereby encouraged the victims of the fire not to lose hope while charging that they have the potential to rise up stronger from what had befallen them.