Wednesday 6 January 2016

Lagos State Govt Demolishes The Popular Oshodi Market In Lagos [Photos]

The Lagos state government on Wednesday, January 6, demolished the Owonifari Market at Oshodi. The market which has been in existence for more than 40 years was demolished in the early hours supervised by the commissioner of environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, officials of Kick Against Indiscipline, police and other top government officials.

It was the day the combined team of the state environmental watchdog, Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI), and Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Enforcement Unit (Task Force) decided to not only dislodge them but also ensure that they do not in anyway make a come back to one of the most busiest points in terms of commercial activities in the state.

With over 100 truck loads of KAI Brigade men backed up by mobile policemen, three tractors and five Black Maria vehicles, one do not need a soothsayer that the government this time is determined to ensure that Oshodi market known for all manner of atrocities ranging from human and vehicular traffic, street trading and crimes is cleansed of these negative tendencies to assume a more befitting area fit for the planned Mega City status.
It was learnt that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode was also present when the demolition began.The state government had earlier closed the market in an attempt to curb security problems within the Oshodi metropolis.
oshodi market demolition
It was learnt that the affected traders and shop owners had been relocated to the new Isopakodowo Market at Bolade Area of Oshodi.

NAN also reports that the state government had said in a statement that it planned to transform the market into an ultra-modern bus terminus with new bus shelters befitting a structured park in a mega city.

The demolition was completed at about 7:45 a.m.

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