Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, on Friday, said that the Ogunpa Market, which was gutted by fire on Wednesday, would be pulled down to give way for an ultra-modern market.
Ajimobi, who made the promise when he visited the market to assess the extent of damage, said that the market would be equipped with infrastructural facilities while the road that passes through it would be reconstructed.
The market was gutted by fire on Wednesday with three structures , a storey building and two bungalows, accommodating traders numbering 75, completely burnt while goods worth millions of Naira destroyed.
Ajimobi, who visited the market in company of the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Mrs. Monsurat Sunmonu, state lawmakers and other top government officials, said that the rebuilding of the market would be done in conjunction with the Ibadan South-West Local Government Area and the market association.
Ajimobi said “We will re-design the market and re-allocate the shops to the original shop owners and not to outsiders.