NEWS/ Ogun relocates Mile 12 traders, others to Ogere

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The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Monday, relocated Mile 12 traders and traders in the Ram Market from the Kara area to Ogere.

The process, which commenced last Friday, saw the state government providing the traders with about 300 hectares of land in Ogere.

SKYROTI NEWS had reported that after a clash between the Yoruba and Hausa in the Mile 12 Market, Lagos State, which left no fewer than 10 people dead, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode shut the market.

It was also reported that the closure of the market left  hundreds of trailers loaded with consumable goods and their owners stranded.

The traders later moved to Kara in Ogun State, where they offloaded their goods and joined traders at the Ram Market.

The Ogun State Government, after SKYROTI NEWS reports, stormed the Kara area, telling the traders that Kara was not ideal for them and they would be moved to a new place.

The government also said the traders at the Kara Market would be relocated with the Mile 12 traders.

A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Adejuwon Soyinka, on Monday said a new market was ready for the traders.

Soyinka said the market space in the Ogere area of the state, had  been provided with a sleeper road that would ensure that traffic in and out of the complex did not adversely affect the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The statement read in part, “In a bid to ensure that the traders do their business in a conducive, secured and healthy environment, Amosun equally ensured that the new market complex is provided with about four boreholes alongside the presence of a stream at the location.”

Amosun, while welcoming the traders to the new location, assured them of his administration’s determination to provide them a modern market fitted with a fire service station, modern stalls, a police station, as well as other services.

 Amosun said the decision to relocate the traders to the present location at Ogere had been taken since 2012.

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