For the purpose of ensuring security of lives and properties of the people of Ibadan North East/South East federal constituency, Hon. Adedapo Lam Adesina, representing the constituency at the House of Representatives has embarked on the installation of fire extinguishing balls across markets in the constituency.
The official flag-off of the installation of the balls, which was held at the Araromi Spare Parts Market witnessed the presence of top government functionaries, market and political leaders in the state such as Special Adviser to the Governor on Budget and Planning, Dr. Isiaka Kolawole, Special Adviser on Political Matters, Shakrullahi Fajimi, former Commissioner for Health, Dr. Kola Balogun, Babaloja of Oyo State, Alhaji Dauda Oladapo and Alhaja Iswat Ameringun on Saturday, April 7, 2018.
While speaking on what brought about the fire extinguishing ball initiative, Omo Oloore disclosed that he is always sad whenever he hears news about fire out breaks incidents, particularly at market environments which in the process lead to loss of goods worth millions of naira.
The son of a former governor in the state noted that the development of the initiative was based on three major reasons – to fulfill his electioneering campaign promises made to the constituents in 2015 general elections, to address the issue of incessant fire out breaks and to ensure safety of lives and properties of the people within the constituency.
Omo Oloore emphasized further that to show his determination to curb the menace of fire out breaks in the country too, he has presented a bill on how to improve the operations of fire service in the country at the floor of the House of Representatives.
The young legislator enjoined the people of Araromi Agodi-Gate market and environs to continue to support the APC administration in the state, particularly the youth to challenge the political office holders in their respective domains for better performance.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Budget and Planning, Dr. Isiaka Kolawole and former Commissioner for Health, Dr. Kola Balogun in separate goodwill messages congratulated the people of the market for being the first beneficiaries of the initiative.
They applauded Hon. Dapo Lam for the taking the bold step to curb the menace of fire out break in the country. They attributed the success of Omo Oloore to the good foundation laid by his father, Alhaji Lamidi Onaolapo Adesina during his life time.
Awoyinka Taiwo, who led the team that represented Director General of Fire Service in Oyo State, appreciated Omo Oloore for joining hands with the state government under the leadership of Senator Abiola Ajimobi to reduce incidents of fire disaster in the state.
He cautioned the leadership of the market to make use of the extinguisher balls in accordance with instructions.
Alhaji Dauda Oladapo, Babaloja of Oyo State and Alhaja Iswat Ameringun in their messages praised Hon. Adedapo for making the welfare and security of market men and women in his constituency a priority. They enjoined the leaders of Araromi Spare Parts Market to make proper use of the equipment.
The president of the market, Alhaji Azeez Ojo in his welcome address appreciated effort of Omo Oloore towards the development of markets in his constituency.
Alhaji Azeez pledged the support of the people Araromi Spare Parts Market for Hon. Dapo Lam and the present administration in the state.
The programme witnessed the presence of representatives from Fire Service, Oyo State, leaders and members of All Progressive Congress, leaders of various markets across Ibadan Land and Chairmen and members of the Community Development Council in Ibadan North East/South East federal constituency.
Packaged by Mayowa Owogbade