The market, which is the biggest in Ilesa town, was caught by fire on Sunday, August 9, 2015, leaving shops and goods worth millions of naira destroyed.
Presenting cheques to some of the victims running to hundreds last Thursday, the Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola said the relieve package was aimed at cushioning the effect of the inferno on the victims and the economy.
Represented by the Chairman, Ilesa West Local Government, Alhaji Azeez Adesiji, the governor said the market would be rebuilt to meet international standard.
According to him, the relieve package was offered to the victims due to the concern of his administration to the plight of the citizenry and in line with its commitment to see to the peoples’ welfare.
He said: “In spite of the economic situation in Osun, we still consider it necessary to support the traders who were the victims of the inferno.
“This government will continue to do everything possible to make lives meaningful to the people, no matter the distraction”, he said.
The Leader of the State House of Assembly, Honourable Timothy Owoeye who represents Ilesa East constituency commended the governor for showing concern to the welfare of the people in spite of the economic situation.