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Friday, 8 March 2013
Ladipo Market may be reopened before the weekend – Fashola
Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, Thursday told DailyPost and other media organisations that the Ladipo market which it shutdown may be re-opened before weekend, if the clean-up exercise currently ongoing in the market is completed.
Governor Fashola said this while on an unscheduled visit to the market alongside his Imo state counterpart, Rochas Okorocha.
Gov. Rochas Okorocha, appealed to the traders to cooperate with the state government on the clean-up exercise in order to reap some benefits from the government.
He urged the governor to rehabilitate some bad portions of the Ladipo Road.
The visiting governor advised the traders in the market to eschew factions, adding that there was a lot to enjoy from government if they could unite. He said, “Please cooperate with the governor”
When next I come here, I want to come and launch the new Ladipo Market with the governor, with electricity, good road network, water and other things you want. Please cooperate with him.
“When I asked him what can be done to improve the lives of our people, he said to me that he can do anything to make the Igbo happy here. “I sincerely thank the governor for bringing me, because the impression out there is different from what I am seeing.”
While responding, Gov. Fashola said he was concerned about the plight of the traders, but stressed that the environmental degradation in the market could not continue unchecked. The Governor insisted that business must be done in a sustainable manner in the market.
He said, “While you are doing your businesses, your landlords and those who live around here must be able to access their homes.
“The factories here must be able to operate while you are also doing your businesses so that all of you will generate the revenue that we need to upgrade your market.”
Fashola said the market would be opened if the traders could quickly finish up the cleanup before weekend.