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Relocation Of Mile 12 MMarket: Lagos state House of Assembly Calls

Following the crisis in the Mile 12-Ketu
area of Lagos State last week, the State
House of Assembly has called on the state
government to consider a relocation of the
Mile 12 market.
Reacting to the crisis that occurred in the
market last week, where some people
their lives and properties destroyed, the
House said, under matter of urgent public
importance moved by the lawmaker
representing Oshodi Isolo Constituency II,
Hon. Jude Idimogu that the incident was
unfortunate and should be avoided.
The Assembly consequently called on
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to relocate
Mile 12 and Owode Onirin Markets to
another location after conducting
necessary feasibility studies and when
accompanying infrastructures must have
been provided.
While commiserating with the family of
those, who lost their lives in the incident,
the House condemned the killings and the
attitude of soldiers stationed at the market,
but who could not prevent the crisis.
The House then called on Governor
Akinwunmi Ambode to constitute a high-
powered enquiry into the crisis and punish
the perpetrators.
The Speaker of the House, Hon. Mudashiru
Obasa had earlier said that the incident was
a result of disagreement amongst brothers,
adding that the state government should
summon courage and come up with a
political will on the issue.
“Soldiers have been stationed at the market
since 1999, yet they have not been able to
solve the problem. There is a police station
there, what did the DPO do, when the
incident occurred.
“It is a market without structure, we can
move the market to another place if we
can provide an alternative. We should look
at a new planning, we cannot have such a
market at the centre of a megacity,” he
He emphasized that the matter should be
investigated and that the culprits should be
brought to book, and that the military men
stationed at the market should be
investigated since they could not do
anything about the matter before it got out
of hand, while also suggesting provisions
of CCTV in our markets.
But Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu suggested that
the matter should be properly investigated
to avoid a -re-occurrence rather than just
relocating the market.
Deputy Speaker of the House, Hon. Wasiu
Sanni Eshinlokun stressed that the market
was not well organised and that a visit to
the place would revealed that it is not a
conventional market.

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