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PICTURES: Lagos government demolishes shops in Oshodi

06 January 2016, 11:02Tony Smart

Lagos - Lagos residents, traders and shop owners woke up this morning to witness yet another massive demolition at the popular Oshodi market in the state.

The demolition exercise is said to be carried out by the state government under the supervision of the Commissioner for Environment Dr Babatunde Adejare.

The commissioner was seen at the scene of the demolition with some other officials of several agencies, including The Nigeria Police Force, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI).

Steve Ayorinde, Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, had on Tuesday lamented that the market, constituted a menace and an eyesore within the locality.

He also noted that the affected traders and shop owners were to be relocated to the newly built Isopakodowo market stalls at Bolade area in Oshodi.

The market area will be transformed into an ultra modern bus terminus with new bus shelters that are befitting of a structured park in a mega city.

Police officers and other officials were on ground arresting people taking pictures of the demolition exercise.

It would be recalled that a similar exercise was carried out by the administration of the former Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola eight years ago.

- News 24


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