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

at 09:10 AM, 8/03/2016 (3 years ago)
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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.

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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.

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.


Published at: 09:10 AM, 8/03/2016 (3 years ago)
Author: jaynettee williams ofem
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BournIdentity at 12:20 PM, 8/03/2016 (3 years ago)
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I don hear
evilgenius at 02:57 PM, 8/03/2016 (3 years ago)
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politician always fear for their lives not the lives of the people
nija will never be Rwanda
so we shall make africa proud
emma4love3 at 03:38 PM, 13/03/2016 (3 years ago)
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touts too much for lagos slf


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