Ogun Government Modernises Old Markets
The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun has taken started modernising old markets in Abeokuta, the state’s capital, as part of the urban renewal efforts of the government and one of the five cardinal points of his administration.
In Ogun State, southwest Nigeria, old, unplanned markets and residents are some of the structures that have been affected by road construction in recent times.
According to the report ,the modernisation of urban cities and the urbanisation of rural ones often come with its own challenges like the acquisition of rights of way and the compensation of affected residents.
New stalls and blocks of flats to accommodate the displaced are currently nearing completion in Shapon, Itoku and Omida, and the Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun tours some of the sites to ensure timely delivery.
The modern market in Ogun State, Shapon area of the capital has 140 lock up stalls and extra space to cater to the needs of petty traders at Omida. It is a bigger structure and work is on going.
For now the traders have their wares displayed and sold on sidewalks but they can’t wait to move into the malls.
The commissioner for works and infrastructure, Architect Olamilekan Adegbite, said that the new markets were built to ensure that business activities were not halt by development activities going on in the state.
When eventually put to use, the new markets will provide decent business environment to traders in the state and also enhance the beauty of the environment.