The general director of NEMA, AVM Mohammed Mohammed (rtd.), described the fire breaking out at the ceremony as unfortunate and painful.
Mohammed was represented by Mr. Segun Afolayan, NEMA chief of operations for Ekiti, Ondo and Osun.
He said the relief supplies were donated by the federal government to help cushion the impact of the fire on the affected victims.
The director general said NEMA would do so continues to partner with the State Agency for Disaster Management (SEMA) in the field of disaster management.
“Disaster management is necessary to ensure that citizens’ lives and property are safe and secure.
He said: “I urge the state and local government to be more proactive through early warning mechanisms.
” Public education and advocacy for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and insurance policies for markets across the state are necessary g to anticipate future events. “
The NEMA boss asked the market men and women to install a fire extinguishing system in their stores and always switch off electrical appliances after hours to avoid power surges.
He warned them also before the use of combustible materials on the market.
In his remarks The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, said he was glad that the federal government had responded to the desires of the victims of the fire disaster.
The Ooni, represented by Oba Idowu Adediwura, the Obalufe from Ife, appealed to the market women and men to always pay attention to their surroundings in order to prevent a recurrence of fire outbreaks in the market in December 2020 by a Fire destroyed that destroyed property worth millions of naira.
Aromolaran praised the federal government for the good work and said it would alleviate the suffering of those affected.