The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Monday, relocated Mile 12 traders and traders in the Ram Market from the Kara area to Ogere.
The process, which commenced last Friday, saw the state government providing the traders with about 300 hectares of land in Ogere.
PUNCH Metro had reported that after a clash between the Yoruba and Hausa in the Mile 12 Market, Lagos State, which left no fewer than 10 people dead, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode shut the market. It was also reported that the closure of the market left hundreds of trailers loaded with consumable goods and their owners stranded.
The traders later moved to Kara in Ogun State, where they offloaded their goods and joined traders at the Ram Market. The Ogun State Government, after PUNCH Metroreports, stormed the Kara area, telling the traders that Kara was not ideal for them and they would be moved to a new place. The government also said the traders at the Kara Market would be relocated with the Mile 12 traders. A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Adejuwon Soyinka, on Monday said a new market was ready for the traders. Read more