Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Sunday visited the Agodi Gate auto spare parts market in Ibadan.
It was gathered that the market was gutted by fire Friday night.
Property worth millions of naira were reportedly destroyed during the fire incident.
The governor has, however, visited the market to assess the extent of damage done by the fire incident in the market.
Makinde, who inspected the market alongside top government functionaries, expressed shock over the loss of goods worth millions of Naira.
He said that he would hold a meeting with leaders of the market to find common grounds on ways of resolving the travails of the market.
He also promised that his administration will come to the aid of victims of the inferno by providing palliatives for them.
Makinde said, “I greet every one of you here this afternoon. I have seen the extent of destruction and I know how important this market is to the economy of Oyo State.
“I was here during the electioneering and interacted with you. I am still trying to process in my head the way forward but I want to let you know that the government will come to your aid.
“We won’t allow you to bear the brunt alone. So, I will ask the leadership to send your representatives. And by tomorrow (Monday), we will sit together and look at the immediate palliative we can do for you.
“The second thing is, I want all of you to go and think about it very well; is it time for us to move this market to a far more organized setting?
“Please, think about it. Do we need to move this market to a better place that will be more comfortable and spacious for everyone to stay in? It is a decision that we need to all take together because I don’t want any reoccurrence of this in the state.
“And the only way for us to ensure that we don’t witness anything like this again is for us to sit down and think of a solution that will endure.”