By John Kayode
The owner of the Akure burnt pharmacy store , Felix Akinyemi has appealed to the Ondo State government for help, saying that he lost goods and medical equipment worth about N150 million to conflagration.
The pharmaceutical company, situated at No 34, Oluwatuyi quarters Akure was reportedly razed down in the early hours of Sunday, October 2, 2022. The source of the inferno is still sketchy at press time.
In a “Save my Soul” letter dated October 10, 2022, Akinyemi appealed to the governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to assist him to bring the establishment to life again after the disastrous inferno.
He said over 20 people who were employed at his company to fend for their daily needs have also lost their source of livelihood.
“I appeal to the government to save my soul with any help it can render to assuage our hardship as we are presently financially grounded.
“After calculation, the fire gutted and destroyed drugs and property worth N150millon,” the director said
It was reported that the fire started somewhere in the building after the closing hours on that dreadful day, which gutted the whole building and razed all the drugs together with medical equipment.
Before the arrival of men of the Fire Service, some of the bold sympathizers and men of the Amotekun Corps, who besieged the scene had also attempted to put off the fire, but with little success.
However, it was gathered that much damage had already been done to the building before firefighters arrived at the scene.