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Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State

Gov. Amosun relocates Mile 12 traders, others to Ogere

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State
Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State
Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, Monday, relocated general traders Mile 12 traders as well as those 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.
The relocation follows the recent violent between the Yoruba and Hausa communities in the market which left no fewer than 10 people dead, forcing the Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode to announce the shutting down of the market for security reasons.
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.
A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Adejuwon Soyinka, 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.
“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,” read the statement.
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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