The Senator representing Kwara Central Senatorial district Mallam Saliu Mustapha has extended his sympathy to victims of the Owode Market fire outbreak in Offa Local government area of Kwara State.

The inferno occurred in the early hours of Tuesday destroying no fewer than 50 shops.

In a statement released by his media assistant, Nasif Sholagberu, Senator Mustapha expressed deep sadness and sympathy for the victims and the entire Offa community.

He sympathised with the Olofa of Offa, HRH Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi Okikiola Esuwoye II, and the entire people of the ancient city of Offa on the fire incident. He also pledged to join hands with the Kwara State Government on efforts geared towards rebuilding the market in record time.

The Turaki of Ilorin noted that he shares in the pain of the marketers who lost their wares and belongings in the unfortunate incident.

He equally commended the professionalism displayed by the firefighters in containing the fire disaster.

“I’m deeply saddened by the news of the devastating fire and the setbacks it has caused the victims, who have lost what they worked so hard to build. May Allah compensate all those affected by the incident and grant them increased strength to endure this loss,” the statement added.

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