Less than 24 hours to his promise, Senator-elect in Oyo South Senatorial District, Oloye Sharafadeen Alli has redeemed his pledge to support plank sellers in Bodija market who incurred losses to recent inferno that gutted the market.
Recalled fire gutted popular Bodija market, plank market section on Tuesday evening where over 120 shops were razed.
However, the Maye Balogun Olubadan of Ibadanland on Thursday visited the market to commiserate with the victim where he promised to support them.
Meanwhile, the Senator-elect today delivered a 50 bundles of roofing sheets as part of commitment to his pledge.
Speaking through his media aide, Ayodele Adedokun, Oloye Sharafadeen Alli said: “Oloye was here yesterday to commiserate with victims of fire incident at Bodija plank market and to look at level of damage caused by the inferno.
“He promised palliatives during his visit and today, he sent us to deliver a 50 bundles of roofing sheets. We had handed over it to the market association as palliative for those suffered losses to the fire incident.
“He has also promised to do more. This is a first step to show his commitment towards the pledge.
Also speaking, the chairman of Oyo State Plank Seller Association in the market, Waliyu Aderoju thanked the Senator-elect saying they appreciated his kind gesture.
He said: “we received this palliative over unfortunate fire incident that befell us. We pray we will not pay you back over unfortunate incident like this.
“By the time we receive another gift from you, it would be for joyous reason and not for bad reason like this.
“God will give you peace of mind to succeed in your political sojourn and God will grant you all your heart desires including an ambition to become governor of Oyo State”, Aderoju prayed.