Babatunde Fashola Governor visits burnt section of Balogun market

Fashola promised to help rebuild the market while urging the traders to insure their businesses so they could be protected in such situations.

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Governor Babatunde Fashola has paid a visit to the popular Balogun market in the state following a fire incident on Monday, January 12.

Fashola promised to help rebuild the market while urging the traders to insure their businesses so they could be protected in such situations.

“We want to know what the estimate of losses are. You have to liaise with the market leaders. We will help you. This will also apply to all the plazas affected. It is impossible for us to count the number of people while we are here,” the governor said.

“The Commissioner for Special Duties is here, he will liaise with all the people and the plazas affected to have a clear view of the type of businesses they do and the estimate and we assure you that we will help you,” he added.

“I appeal to all of you who do businesses to take up insurance for your businesses. The premium charged is not much, insurance company will have come to your aid at this period. Market men and women should sit down and adopt a policy for the future. The insurance companies also must raise their own game,” Fashola said.

The inferno is said to have destroyed four houses, five plazas and a bank building in the market.

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