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Some traders at Dugbe market in Ibadan, Oyo State have raised an alarm over the refusal of the state government to grant them approval to rebuild their burnt shops.

DAILY POST recalls that some shops at the Dugbe market were burnt during a fire incident that occurred last year.

Our correspondent learnt that some of the owners of the burnt properties made efforts to rebuild their shops, but approvals were not granted by the state government.

The traders have, however, appealed to the State Governor, Seyi Makinde to grant them approval to rebuild the burnt properties.

Some of the traders among whom are Mr. Dapo Davies and other traders in the market appealed to Makinde to intervene in granting them renovation approval.

The traders in a letter signed by their counsel, S.O. Sanni and addressed to Makinde, explained that despite all necessary documents requested by relevant agencies for a renovation permit being submitted, approval is yet to be granted one year after the fire.

The affected traders in the letter made available to DAILY POST on Tuesday stressed that information available to them is that Governor Makinde was misinformed that there are pending court cases, which is farther from the truth, urging Governor Makinde to ask for the court injunction that warrants relevant agencies to deny them the renovation approval.

They appealed to Governor Makinde to prevail on relevant agencies of the government to approve the renovation permit to allow them carry out the necessary renovation of their shops and save the building from total collapse.

“Your Excellency took time out of your ever busy schedule to visit the premises and lamented the extent of damage done to the building which is located at the Central Business District of Ibadan.

“Our client was directed to produce a renovation permit for approval by the relevant government agencies which was promptly done and submitted to the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey and the Town Planning Department, a building plan which is mostly unnecessary.

“Submission of the building plan was based on the advice of the Town Planning Department which is strange to all known Town Planning Laws where a building is gutted by fire.

“We, however, regret to note Your Excellency that the government department responsible for approval of building plans has refused to approve the renovation permit for almost one year after the fire incident.”

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