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Sanwo-Olu donates N100m to victims of Ajegunle spare parts market fire

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state has donated N100 million to traders whose goods were burnt at Akere Spare Parts Market, Ajegunle.

On Wednesday, March 8, goods worth millions of naira were destroyed in a fire incident at the market in the Apapa area of the state.

Sanwo-Olu visited the site of the fire accident on March 15 to access the damage and also kick off the foundation for the renovation of the market.

The Director of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, said the firefighters promptly contained the ranging fire and prevented it from spreading wild.

Adeseye said; “At about 03:28 Wednesday wee hours, a Fire outbreak was alerted to Akere Spare Parts Market, Kirikiri Road, Akere Bus Stop, Olodi-Apapa, Ajegunle, Lagos that saw the Ajegunle Fire Station of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service as the first respondent.

“Upon arrival, it was discovered that rows of shops that traded in auto spare parts were engulfed in fire that led to Sari-Iganmu and Ilupeju Fire Crews of the Agency joining up to subdue the raging fire and salvage a nearby major market Petroleum Filling Station with a full loaded 33,000 litres PMS tanker among other adjoining buildings.

“However, a male adult was recovered by the Tolu Police Division around the scene and reported death from a gunshot injury as he did not suffer any traces of burnt while the Lagos Neighborhood and Safety Corps and the Red Cross were also in attendance. The cause of the fire is suspicious and will require details investigation to be ascertained as well as post-incident enumeration to account for the number of lockup shops and wares lost.”

This comes days after candidate of the Labour Party in Lagos state, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour donated the sum of N15 million to the victims.

He visited the market on Wednesday, March 8 to commiserate with shop owners whose properties were razed during the fire incident.

It was reported earlier that mysterious fire gutted Akere Spare Parts Market, Ajegunle, Lagos, destroying properties worth millions of naira.

Rhodes-Vivour, after pledging fifteen million naira, also assured the victims that the market will be rebuilt to international standard.