The All Progressives Congress(APC) in Oyo State has commiserated with the victims of various inferno across the state.
The party in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Dr. AbdulAzeez Olatunde, said it is very unfortunate that Governor Seyi Makinde who was always out to be counted as the lover and defender of the masses when he was in the opposition whenever such natural disasters struck in the past has now found it difficult to empathise and commiserate with the Victims of repeated inferno in the state.
According to Olatunde, it is terribly unfortunate that the inferno is following one another, from Ẹyin Grammar, Molete , Ibadan where three kids were lost to inferno on January 3; to the furniture stores around Iyaganku axis in Ibadan, which was razed down to rubble by inferno and also another conflagrating inferno that razed Akesan market in Oyo town in the early hours on Sunday, where goods worth millions of naira worth were lost.
He said the most embarrassing aspect of the situation was how flood ravaged Olodo community in Lagelu local government area , where many lives were lost in September 2019, yet with no word of empathy from the Seyi Makinde-led government in the state.
“When APC was advising the government of Engr. Seyi Makinde to focus on governance, the hiatus of no harmattan sensitisation are some of the areas crying for attention but which Oyo State Government failed woefully to be proactive about, but instead got itself preoccupied with their diabolical agenda of how to discredit its predecessor.
“We would have expected the government to role out repeated sensitisation in all the media channels available in Oyo State, rolling out emergency Oyo State fire services lines.
“Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NIMET) has been commending Oyo State government under H.E, Sen Abiola Ajimobi for many years because of his government’s proactiveness in dredging the rivers across Oyo State before raining seasons and continuous and repeated announcements of dedicated fire services lines just before the harmattan periods after having repeated restock of its consumables, all of which have disappeared within months of exit of APC government from power, ” Olatunde said.
The Publicity Secretary stated that effective leadership is not about making speeches to be liked, noting that leadership is defined by results.
The party urged the governor to find a way of giving palliative to the victims of the inferno through the Oyo State Emergency Relief Management Agency (OYSEMA) and also provide for the consumable needs of the state fire services in order to be effective in their obligatory duties, adding that sensitisation advertorial should be rolled out and placed across all the media channels in the state to salvage the rest of the harmattan season and forestall further occurrence.