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Traders of demolished Oshodi market reject alternative

08 January 2016, 16:12

Lagos - Traders whose shops were demolished in Oshodi area of Lagos State by the state government, have turned down the alternative offered them, Vanguard reports.

The traders said they refused to relocate because of the structural instability and several spiritual activities associated with the structure.

The refurbished Isopakowodowo Market, where the affected traders were asked to move to was commissioned by the former governor of the state, Babatunde Fashola, two years ago.

The Lagos State Government says the demolition of Owonifari Market in Oshodi area of the state was done to further ensure security and bring sanity to the area.

Also read: Why we demolished Owonifari Market – Lagos govt

The State Government on Tuesday shut the market and ordered relocation of affected traders and shop owners to the newly built Isopakodowo market stalls at Bolade in the area.

The market was demolished from Tuesday night till the early hours of Wednesday.

Ayorinde said that the traders were formally served a quit notice on December 21 before the demolition exercise, through the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development.

Read more at Vanguard

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