Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Mile 12 Market’ll be relocated in six months – Ambode

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has said that the Mile 12 Market will be relocated to Imota in six months.

Ambode said this on Tuesday when he inspected the proposed site of the market in Imota.
A statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, quoted him as saying, “We are all aware that we had a little crisis at Mile 12 Market in Ketu recently and here is the new site that we are relocating Mile 12 Market to Imota.

“So, our new commodities market would take off from here and so I like to give the Ministry of Physical Planning the directive to commence activities here within the next one week.
“We believe that if we start within the next seven days, within the next six months, Mile 12 Market, Ketu will be a thing of the past.”
Ambode, who visited the site with officials of the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development and members of the State Executive Council, expressed optimism that the relocation will drive commerce and investment into the Imota area of the state.
“We are committed to doing this. We know it is in the interest of all Lagosians that we relocate Mile 12 Market. The marketers themselves have agreed; the onus is now on us to ensure that we deliver this new market within the next six months,” he said.
“I want to appeal to people in Imota that you will be having new set of investors; new set of traders and then new set of tenants. You should be very accommodating because we are bringing a whole lot here.”
The governor also said there were plans to relocate the Oko Baba Market in Ebute Metta and the Oko Baba Sawmill to the Imota axis.
He added that the state government would consider expanding the road network around the market and connecting the Ikorodu and Epe area.




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