Mile 12 crisis: Lagos State House of Assembly calls for relocation of market

Published 3 years ago by: jaynettee williams ofem
at 09:10 AM, 8/03/2016 (3 years ago)

(478 | Upcoming) (f)

The Lagos State House of Assembly has called on the State Government to relocate the Mile 12 market following the crisis which occurred at the Mile 12-Ketu area of Lagos State last week.

Read Also: http://www.gistplanet365.com/2016/03/04/six-killed-several-cars-and-stalls-burnt-as-hausa-and-yoruba-clash-in-lagos-market/

The lawmaker representing Oshodi Isolo Constituency II, Hon. Jude Idimogu spoke in respect to the ugly incident which took place at the market last week, where some people lost their lives and properties were destroyed said it was a matter of urgent public importance that the market should be relocated.

The Assembly consequently called on the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode to relocate Mile 12 and Owode Onirin Markets to another location after conducting necessary feasibility studies and when accompanying infrastructures must have been provided.

The House commiserated with the family of those who lost their lives and strongly condemned the killings and the attitude of soldiers stationed at the market, but who could not stop the crisis from happening.

http://www.gistplanet365.com/2016/03/08/mile-12-crisis-lagos-state-house-of-assembly-calls-for-relocation-of-market/

The House then called on Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to constitute a high-powered enquiry into the crisis and punish the perpetrators.

The Speaker of the House, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa earlier spoke on the matter stating that the incident was a result of discrepancy amongst brothers, adding that the state government should summon courage and come up with a political will on the issue. He said soldiers have been stationed at the market since 1999, yet they have not been able to proffer solution also that there is a police station there and DPO didn’t do anything when the incident happened.

“It is a market without structure; we can move the market to another place if we can provide an alternative. We should look at a new planning, we cannot have such a market at the centre of a megacity,” the Speaker said.

He stressed that the matter should be investigated and that the culprits should be made to face the law. He also suggested that CCTV should be provided in the markets.
Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu suggested that rather than just relocating the market, the issue should be properly investigated to avoid a re-occurrence.

Deputy Speaker of the House, Hon. Wasiu Sanni Eshinlokun stressed that the market was not well organized and that a visit to the place would revealed that it is not a conventional market.

Source:

Problem with this article? Please contact us


BournIdentity at 12:20 PM, 8/03/2016 (3 years ago)
(46279 | Addicted Hero) (m)

I don hear
Reply
evilgenius at 02:57 PM, 8/03/2016 (3 years ago)
(599 | Upcoming) (f)

politician always fear for their lives not the lives of the people
nija will never be Rwanda
so we shall make africa proud
AM PROUDLY NIJA
Reply
emma4love3 at 03:38 PM, 13/03/2016 (3 years ago)
(15035 | Hero) (m)

touts too much for lagos slf
Reply

LATEST COMMENTS

  1. WhaleDog on: Femi Otedola, Amaju Pinnick Visit Christian Chukwu At The Wellington Hospital, London (Photos)
    Femi otedola is a true philanthropist and a champion of humanity .He is being giving and extending h... 29 mins ago
  2. deelo on: Heartbroken Man Drinks Sniper After He Was Dumped By His Girlfriend (Photos)
    The manufacturer of Sniper or the seller should share some responsibilities for the deaths caused by... 1 hr ago
  3. chizzyG on: Nigerian President, Buhari And His Wife, Aisha Arrives Abuja Airport From Mecca Saudi Arabia (VI
    This man will keep on wasting public fund travelling here and there,borrowing more from outside coun... 2 hrs ago
  4. Seesway on: I Wish I Had Forgiven My Father Before He Died - Actress Fella Makafui
    Tell me wetin you and mama gain now he's dead, ur mama wey dey only poisoned your mind with neg... 2 hrs ago
  5. tyomon on: I Wish I Had Forgiven My Father Before He Died - Actress Fella Makafui
    what did he actually do?... 2 hrs ago
x