*he is a listening, responsible leader – Davies
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Victims of the last month fire incident at Alawo area of Dugbe market in Ibadan on Sunday expressed appreciation to Governor Seyi Makinde for distribution cash palliatives to them
Appreciating Governor Makinde on behalf of all the affected traders in a letter dated 27th May, a copy of which was made available to journalists in Ibadan on Sunday, the Chairman/Managing Director of Pelly Foam, Dapo Davies lauded the governor for fulfilling his promise to give palliatives to those that were affected by the inferno.
In the letter, the property owners and the traders expressed their happiness on the development, describing the governor Makinde led administration as a ” listening, responsible, society friendly, honest and responsive government”.
“I personally wish to state that your Excellency surprised us when you arranged and paid us palliative as opposed to your predecessors in office who will promise and will never fulfill same.Your palliative came to us in fulfillment of your Excellency pledge to support us in seeing to it that our pains and sufferings are assuaged by the unfortunate incident”, he said.
Mr Davies added in the letter, “we are indeed very grateful for fulfilling your promise barely one month after the unfortunate incident. This gesture stands you out as a listening, responsible, society friendly, honest and responsive government”.
It will be recalled that the complex building was in April razed with goods within the shops worth N500 million destroyed.
During his visit to the burnt complex housing Pelly Foam and other shops at No 1, Lebanon street, Dugbe Alawo, Ibadan, promised that the state government would launch an emergency fund to address disasters and emergencies and that despite the challenges occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic, the state government will give palliatives to those that were affected by the inferno.