By Aisha Cole
Lagos – The woman leader of Balogun Market, (Iyaloja), Alhaja Lutifat Ojikutu, has advised Martins and other market leaders in Lagos to purchase industrial generators for use to avoid constant fire outbreak.
Ojikutu gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) when she visited the scene on Thursday.
According to her, the traders in the building can purchase a big generator that can serve all of them instead of engaging in indiscriminate use of small generators.
“I learnt that each shop purchased mini- size generator and they all positioned them on their staircases and someone was always fuelling the generators while working .
“She said that the place that got burnt was Fred McQueen, off Martins not Balogun Market.
“In so many buildings at Balogun Market, they purchased a generator that powered a particular building and we also have fire extinguishers in each shop as part of safety measures,” she said.
She appealed to various market leaders in Lagos state to try and educate their members on safety measures that would make them avoid loss of lives and properties.
NAN reports that some parts of the popular Balogun Market on Lagos Island was also gutted by fire on Wednesday.