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Lagos state engages traders in Ikorodu

By Henry Ekemezie   |   15 October 2016   |   1:43 am

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode

As part of its promises of a better Lagos, the Lagos state government has flagged off its innovative interactive market activation otherwise known as Ibile (Ambode-Traders Connect), an initiative aimed at strengthening government’s relationship with the market men and women, as well as enlightening them on the activities of the state government for markets within the state.

Speaking at the flag-off held at Sabo, Ikorodu, the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, represented by the Special Adviser on Communities and Communication, Kehinde Bamigbetan, said that it is in the interest of the state government to enlighten Lagosians, especially the market traders on how to cope and make use of the facilities, which is being set up by the government.

According to Bamigbetan, most traders often abandon the spaces provided for them in markets to display their goods by the roadside, thereby causing obstruction and traffic on the roads, which on the other hand affects commuters and other residents in the state.

He further stated that the traders often forget to put off their electrical appliances before closing for the day, which has led to many disastrous outcomes like fire outbreak in most markets in the state.

Bamigbetan, also explained that the initiative is designed to bring the market traders in contact with the state government, and also to show support in order to make Lagos state a place to be.

Sabo market, Ikorodu activation became the first in the pilot, which will also include Aiyetoro Market, Epe; Sura market, Lagos Island; Oke-Odo, Alimosho and Alaba International/Alaba Rago markets in Ojo.

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