- The Mile 12 market in Lagos will be relocated, Governor Ambode has said
- Ambode said the market will be relocated in December to reduce the stress often encountered by traders transporting their wares
- According to the governor, the Mile 12 market will be relocated alongside Ketu market and other adjourning markets in the state
The Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has announced the relocation date for the populous Mile 12 market.
The governor said the Mile 12, Ketu Market and other adjourning markets would be relocated in December to reduce stress often encountered by traders transporting their wares into the metropolis.
Vanguard reports that the governor also said that the 32 metric tonnes rice mill which is expected to boost food security in southwest region would be completed in February 2019.
While inspecting the Imota Light Industrial Park in Ikorodu local government and other ongoing projects within the axis, Ambode said the markets are being moved because its activities are causing gridlock.
Ambode said: “We are moving everyone from that axis because their activity is causing gridlock on the road. The car park we have here can accommodate over 1,000 vehicles.
"The aim is to make the axis a market hub, that is, whenever one visit here, he doesn’t need to go elsewhere. Based on what we have done, we are looking at October this year. Meanwhile, the relocation of the traders would occur before end of the year.
“As against their present location, the number of stalls we would be providing here is over 3,000. And the reason for this is to accommodate the huge number of traders we are relocating here."
Representing the governor, the commissioner of works and infrastructure, Ade Akinsanya, said the traders in the market are willing to relocate. He said all that is needed is the completion of the project which would aid their relocation.
He said the new location, tagged Timber Ville, “is conducive and better than their present location. They have various facilities that would aid their businesses.”
Ambode also noted that the project, when completed, would become the largest in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Legit.ng earlier reported that a Lagos lawmaker had appealed to the federal government to give urgent attention to the Lagos-Badagry Expressway.
Ibrahim Layode said fixing the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway will ease the hardship of commuters and motorists on the road. He pleaded with the government to repair the failed portions on the road to alleviate the sufferings of the people, saying “the road is in bad shape.”
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