Inferno: Benin auto spare parts dealers take stock as Obaseki pledges support

Inferno: Benin auto spare parts dealers take stock as Obaseki pledges support

Automobile spare parts dealers at Uwelu in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State, have started taken stock of items that were lost to Monday night inferno. The move followed the State governor, Godwin Obaseki assurance on Wednesday to assist businesses were destroyed by the fire which affected over 100 shops at the market. The

Automobile spare parts dealers at Uwelu in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State, have started taken stock of items that were lost to Monday night inferno.

The move followed the State governor, Godwin Obaseki assurance on Wednesday to assist businesses were destroyed by the fire which affected over 100 shops at the market.

EDO STATE GOVERNOR, MR. GODWIN OBASEKI (RIGHT) ADDRESSING TRADERS AT THE BENIN AUTO SPARE PARTS MARKET, IN UWELU, DURING AN ON-THE-SPOT ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT OF THE INFERNO ON THE MARKET, IN BENIN CITY, ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2019.
 

The governor said this on Wednesday while assessing damages wrecked by the fire incident which has set the spare parts dealers on edge.

WEEPING AUTO SPARE PARTS DEALERS AT UWELU

He said a Committee would be set-up to unravel the cause of the inferno which destroyed goods worth billions of naira, to prevent future occurrence.

He stated that he Committee would be given a week to carry out the investigation on the cause of the fire and ascertain the number of traders whose goods were damaged.

The measure, according to him would enable the government determine the monetary value of goods lost for necessary assistance.

Obaseki sympathised with the traders and urged them to be peaceful.

He said: “I will hold a meeting with the Head, Edo Fire Service; sister agencies which helped in putting out the fire; members of the State Executive Council and officials of Egor LGA this afternoon and a team will be set up to investigate the fire outbreak.
 
“The team will also advise the state government on measures to put in place to ensure that fire outbreak in markets are minimised and prevented, where possible,” he said.

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In his remarks, Chairman, Motor spare parts association, Uwelu Market, Mr Augustine Osaretin, said the arrival of officials of the Fire Service ensured the market was not completely reduced to rubbles.

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