Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Tuesday, sympathised with traders who lost properties in last Thursday’s petrol tanker fire, which rocked Apata area of Ibadan.
Governor Makinde, who led top government officials to inspect the scene of the fire disaster, said that his administration will immediately release the sum of N10 million to cushion the effects of the inferno.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Taiwo Adisa, quoted Governor Makinde as saying that the palliative would provide immediate succour to the victims.
Governor Makinde, led top government officials to inspect the scene of the fire disaster and assess the level of damage.
“This is unfortunate, but as a government of the people, we will do everything within our power to ensure that we provide relief for them.
“I have just asked that an immediate relief of N10m should be given to them at least to have something for this holiday while we look at the list and extent of the losses here.”