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Traders plead for extension as government plans to shut down market

by Family Center

Market quit notice in Ibadan is for Citizens  Welfare

The Oyo State Government said the quit notice issued to Temidire plank sellers in Ibadan is for the welfare of the citizens.
The government told the traders to debunk the rumours that the notice came as a result of land ownership issues.
The plank traders were issued a 48-hour quit notice, to vacate the market premises after several pleading and resistance by the traders.
The minister for environment  Chief Isaac Ishola, acompany by the special adviser to the government on security matters, Mr. Segun Bolarinwa, and the permanent secretary in the ministry, Mr. Gabriel Oguntola, who had earlier moved round the market.
The Commissioner ascertain that the activities of the traders in the market are harmful to humans and a threat to the health of the residents, adding that the Government will not allow any person or group of persons to jeopardize its effort in ensuring clean environment, free flow of flood.
Chief Ishola noticed that the market has no toilets and no drainage for free flow of water when it rains.
Recalled that Oyo state has been predicted to be among the 35 states to experienced flood this year by Nigerian Metrological Agency.
He further explained that the residents have written several complaint letters calling on government to come to their aid, due to the dust and odour emanating from the sawdust and the smoke from the burning of sawdust.
He however, urged the traders to move to the government approved Plank Market that is suitable for their activities, adding that about two years ago property worth billions of naira were destroyed at Sango plank market due to burning of sawdust.
The representative of the traders, Mr.  Waheed Azeez, appealed for more time to move their wares, noting that 48 hours will not be enough to move their wares.
While promising to comply with all government decisions, the traders urged government to provide better and more space for their operation.
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