Eminent Banker, philanthropist, social development advocate, and founder of Sobi 101.9 FM Ilorin, Mallam Lukman Olayiwola Mustapha, has expressed his deepest sympathies to the victims of the devastating fire outbreak that occurred yesterday at the Owode market, Offa. Mustapha extends profound condolences to Olofa of Offa, Oba Muftau Gbadamosi, and the entire Offa community for this unfortunate incident.

In a statement by Mustapha made available by his media team, he describes the event as “a sad day for the Offa community and a devastating loss for hundreds of traders and families affected by the fire outbreak.” The Owode Market, known for its vibrant commerce and local produce, was significantly impacted, with goods and commodities worth millions destroyed in the blaze.

This fire incident follows closely on the heels of economic hardship exacerbated by the ongoing global hardship, and Lukman Olayiwola Mustapha considers this incident a blow to the hopes and livelihood of many traders in the community.

He voiced his sorrow, saying, “I am deeply saddened by this tragedy, and my thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the fire outbreak. I empathize with everyone who lost their sources of livelihood, and indeed, the entire community of Offa.”

Mustapha implores concerned bodies to expedite their investigation into the cause of the fire, and for measures to be put in place to avert future occurrences. He also advocates for the introduction of comprehensive insurance schemes to protect traders from unforeseen circumstances.

In conclusion, Mustapha calls on well-meaning individuals, corporate bodies, and government agencies to join hands in assisting the victims. He sincerely thanks the local firefighting services for their quick response in preventing the fire from causing more damage.