Lagos State Re-opens Mile 12 Market

Ambode on mile 12The Lagos State government has re-opened the mile 12 market, which was shut following a violent clash in Agiliti area.

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, announced the re-opening of the market on Thursday, weeks after it was shut down.

The State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, said the decision to re-open the market was reached after a meeting with stakeholders.

He told reporters that agreement was reached with all stakeholders including, traditional leaders, residents and the community development association.

Some agreements reached include: a prohibition on no street trading in the area; all activities relating to the market would take place within designated market premises; a ban on commercial motorcyclists in the area and removal of shanties and illegal structures.

“Relocation Of The Market”

The Commissioner said: “As part of measures aimed at bringing sanity into the market, the government and the market leaders have agreed that henceforth, all activities relating to the market shall be confined within the market area, and that street trading would no longer be allowed in the area”.

The Commissioner added that it was further agreed trading activities in the market would henceforth be carried out in a clean and hygienic environment.

According to Ayorinde, other major agreements arrived with a consensus amongst the various stakeholders include: “Relocation of the Market to another suitable location as the existing market can no longer contain the traders; ban on the use of Commercial Motorcycles (Okada Riders) in the area; peaceful co-existence amongst all ethnic groups in the Market and environs; and removal of all shanties and illegal attachments/structures within the Market area.”

Ayorinde further said that the stakeholders agreed that it was only in an atmosphere of peace and co-existence that their various business and trade can thrive.

He assured the stakeholders that Lagos was a home for all, and that the State Government would continue to provide the enabling environment for every investor to thrive, as the promise of the Governor to run a 24/7 economy is sacrosanct.

Governor Ambode had shut the market on March 3, 2016, after a clash between residents and Okada operators in the Mile 12 area led to loss of lives and property.

Amosun Visits New Ogere Cow and Pepper Market

AmosunWork has reached an advanced stage at the new Ogere cow and pepper market located at Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The state government has intensified the clearing of the over 200 hectres of land meant for cow and pepper sellers who are being moved from Mile 12 and Kara markets.

While on the assessment tour of the market, the Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, assured the traders of adequate security and prompt completion of the market project.

The market, located along the ever busy Lagos-Ibadan expressway is about 70km to Lagos and 47km to Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

When completed, according to the State Governor, the market is to be provided with four boreholes, a fire station, modern shops and a modern abattoir.

The traders and their leaders have commended the state government for giving them a sense of belonging as market activities have commenced at the new market.

Mile 12: Police Promise Security As Calm Returns To Agiliti

Mile 12Palpable calm seems to be pervading Agiliti community in Kosofe area in Lagos State after Thursday’s violent attack by hoodlums.

Anxiety has continued to mount over the next action by the hoodlums but to check this there is heavy deployment of armed men to the area.

Channels TV crew monitored activities within Agiliti and it was observed that some level of peace and order have been restored.

In the meantime the Lagos Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, has continued to assure residents of the area that his men and other security operatives will provide maximum security for the people.

In an interview with our correspondent, Gbenga Ashiru, the Lagos State CP urged residents of the area to live in peace and avoid bringing in any form of ethnic coloration into the issue.

CP Owoseni also said that relative peace has returned to the area.

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode had ordered the immediate closure of Mile 12 market and restriction of movement in the area after violence erupted in Agiliti area of Mile 12 in Lagos State, Nigeria’s south west region.

About 50 suspects were arrested from the scene of the incident.

Mile 12 Crisis: Lagos Govt. Shuts Market, Imposes Curfew

Mile 12The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has wielded the big stick as he orders the immediate closure of Mile 12 market and restriction of movement in the area.

The Governor, who addressed the media on Thursday afternoon, said that he had directed security operatives to deal with anyone seen to be going against the directive of the state government by obstructing law and order.

He vowed to deal with any criminal while maintaining that Lagos is home to all, irrespective of tribe or ethnic leanings.

So far, about 50 suspects have been arrested from the scene of the incident.

Violence had erupted in Agiliti Area of Mile 12 in Lagos State, Nigeria’s south west region.

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Eyewitness accounts said that at least four people had died, while security operatives battled to get the violence under control.

Huge plumes of smoke were seen bellowing from a distance as houses were set ablaze.

Residents of the area have remained indoors for fear of being attacked.

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Residents Say Four People Feared Dead In Mile 12 Violence

Mile 12Violence has erupted in Agiliti Area of Mile 12 in Lagos State, Nigeria’s south west region.

Eyewitness accounts say that at least four people have died, while security operatives are battling to get the violence under control.

Huge plumes of smoke can been seen bellowing from a distance as houses have been set ablaze.

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Residents of the area have remained indoors for fear of being attacked.

No one has been able to give reasons for the crisis as at the time of this report.Mile 12

The Lagos State Government has closed down the markets in the area temporarily, and has vowed to deal with miscreants and law breakers.

The State Government is also appealing to parents to ensure that their wards are law abiding.