Lagos State Governor orders re-opening of Mile 12 food market !

Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has ordered the re-opening of the Mile 12 food market in Lagos Nigeria.

Arising from a satisfactory meeting and agreement reached with all the stakeholders involved in the operation of the Mile 12 Market, Ambode, in a statement  said the re-opening was as a result of the outcome of the stakeholders meeting held between the market men/women, traditional leaders in the community, residents and Community Development Association.


Some of the major agreements reached after the consensus include

  •  the relocation of the market to another suitable place.
  •  since the existing site could no longer contain traders a ban on the use of commercial motorcycles (Okada riders) in the area is being enforced.
  • the co-existence amongst all ethnic groups in the market and environs must not be ignored.
  • the removal of all shanties and illegal attachments/structures within the market area is with immediate effect.
  • activities are to be confined within the market area
  • no more street trading
  • trading and transaction must be done in a clean and hygienic environment.
In his reaction, Secretary-General of the market,  Mohammed Abdul, while thanking the governor for his intervention in reopening the market noted that  everyone would now recoup their losses.

It would be recalled that Ambode shut the Mile 12 Market on March

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