Lagos State House of Assembly on Friday received protesters and victims of a recent fire outbreak that occurred at Balogun Market in the State.

The traders whose shops are situated on 39/41 Martins Street, Lagos Island, lamented that a fire razed their building mysteriously on the October 9, 2022 and that goods estimated to be worth millions of naira were lost in the disaster.

Mr. Mbachu Chibuzor, spokesman and Chairman of the group of traders, disclosed that the fire had been a recurrent incident in the building in the last 14 years.

He added that they stormed the House to lay their grievances over one Mrs. Fausat Fesugboyi whose shop gets burnt every two years alongside others but does not show the same level of concern as other affected traders.

Noting that the particular building got burnt in 2017, November 2018, October 11, 2019 and this year, Mr. Mbachu registered that these incidents often occur towards the end of the year rendering many traders victims.

The traders demanded that the House of Assembly investigate the fire incident just as they solicited for the relocation of the trading store of Mrs. Fausat Fesugboyi from the building.

In response to their petition, Hon. Moshood Oshun, Chairman, House Committee on Youth, Sports and Social Development, assured them that their petition would be submitted to the Office of the Speaker for immediate address.

Reiterating that no one is above the Law, he added that the House which believes in equity, justice and peace, will look into the matter.

In attendance were Hon. Hakeem Sokunle, Chairman, House Committee on Health Services and Hon. Adedamola Richard Kasunmu, Chairman, House Committee on Land matters.

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