Exactly one fortnight after a clash between Hausa and Yoruba traders that claimed no fewer than five lives in Mile 12 Market, the Lagos State Government finally re-opened the market on Thursday.
The state government re-opened the market after a series of meetings with the market leaders, traditional rulers in the community and community development associations that produced a six-point consensus.
This was contained in a statement the Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, issued a day after the market and community leaders publicly agreed to the six-point consensus.
The statement therefore said the re-opening was as a result of the outcome of the Stakeholders meeting held between the market men/women, traditional rulers in the community, residents and community development association.
It reeled out some of the major agreements arrived with a consensus amongst the various stakeholders before the state government finally agreed to re-open the market for business again. Read more