Governor Ambode Re-Opens Mile 12 Market

 Governor Ambode Re-Opens Mile 12 Market

Arising from satisfactory meeting and agreement reached with all the Stakeholders involved in the operation of the Mile 12 Market, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has ordered the immediate re-opening of the Mile 12 Market.
According to a statement released by Mr. Steve Ayorinde Commissioner for Information & Strategy, the re-opening was as a result of the outcome of the Stakeholders meeting held between the Market Men/Women, Traditional Leaders in the Community, Residents and Community Development Association.
Some of the major agreements arrived with a consensus amongst the various Stakeholders include:-
– Relocation of the Market to another suitable location as the existing market can no longer contain the traders.
– Ban on the use of Commercial Motorcycles (Okada Riders) in the area.
– Co-existence amongst all ethnic groups in the Market and environs
– Removal of all shanties and illegal attachments/structures within the Market area.
– Market operation to be confined within the market area.
– No Street Trading and with the promise to trade in a clean and hygienic environment.
It could be recalled that the Mile 12 Market was shut by the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on March 3, 2016, after a clash between residents and Okada operators in the Mile 12 area.
Mr. Ayorinde further stated that the Stakeholders agreed that it is only in an atmosphere of peace that their various business and trade can thrive.
He assured that Lagos is a home for all, and the State Government will continue to provide the enabling environment for every investor to thrive, as the promise of the Governor to run a 24/7 economy is sacrosanct.


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