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