In a bid to assist the traders of Akere Motor Parts and Allied Dealers Association (AMPADA), who were affected by the devastating fire at Akere Spare Parts Market on March 8, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday donated N100 million to the traders. The governor also laid the foundation for a brand new ultra modern market for the traders.
The generous donation from the state governor will go a long way in alleviating some of the losses suffered by the traders who lost their goods and livelihoods in the fire. Not only that, it also sends out a positive message to those who wish to cause divisions among society, that such attempts will not be tolerated.
At the ceremony, the Market Chairman, Izuchukwu Uba, reassured the governor of the traders’ support ahead of Saturday’s gubernatorial election. This is a great show of unity and camaraderie amongst the traders, after such a trying event.
This kind of assistance from the government is crucial in helping hardworking citizens of the state, who are in dire need of help. Such aid helps to foster an atmosphere of unity and togetherness, something that is much needed in this day and age.
We commend the state governor for his efforts in helping out the traders, and we hope that more of these kinds of donations can be made available to other communities who may have suffered similar losses. We also hope that other states in Nigeria follow suit and create stronger bonds with their own communities, to help better their people's lives.