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Lagos re-opens Mile 12 Market

Lagos State government has approved the immediate re-opening of Mile 12 Market, which was shut following a violent clash that led to loss of lives and property.

The state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode in a statement by signed by Steve Ayorinde, the commissioner for Information and Strategy, explained that the decision to re-open the market followed an agreement reached with all the stakeholders involved in the operation of the market.

Ayorinde added that the re-opening was also as a result of the outcome of the stakeholders meeting, held between the market men/women and traditional leaders in the Agiliti and Maidan communities, residents and Community Development Association (CDA).

According to Ayorinde, as part of measures aimed at bringing sanity into the market, the government and the market leaders have agreed that henceforth, all activities relating to the market shall be confined within the market area, and street trading would no longer be allowed in the area.

The commissioner added that it was further agreed that trading activities in the market would henceforth be carried out in a clean and hygienic environment.

Ayorinde said other major agreements reached with a consensus amongst the various stakeholders include: “relocation of the market to a more suitable location, as the existing market can no longer contain the traders.

Others are ban on the use of commercial motorcycles (Okada) in the area; peaceful co-existence amongst all ethnic groups in the market and environs; and removal of all shanties and illegal attachments/structures within the market area.”

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