Popular Fayose Market In Ekiti State Remains Closed

Popular Fayose Market In Ekiti State Remains ClosedThe popular Fayose market in Ado Ekiti, the state capital has been closed following the order of the State Governor, Ayodele Fayose for not complying with the rules and regulations of the market.

Channels TV correspondent reports that the market has been under lock and key for the past few weeks and this has not been the best of time for the traders, considering the season and as the yuletide approaches.

The Commissioner for Information, Lanre Ogunsuyi, has explained that “the market was closed due to the attack on the enforcement officers of the state government, (and) for now the market remains closed until the traders learn their lessons”.

The Governor has also explained that the market was closed “for not complying with the laws and order rules guiding the market”.

He said that traders should see themselves as brothers and respect the state government order.

Traders in the market have been warned in the past to stop obstructing access roads and walkways with their goods.

Efforts have been made by the traders to appeal to Governor Fayose for an amicable resolution of the matter but the efforts have not yielded the desired result.

For now, traders remain on the streets hoping that the market would be opened as soon as possible.

Fayose Allocates Shops To Buyers In Ekiti

Ekiti Fayose MarketEkiti State government has warned those selling goods with containers at the popular Fayose Market to vacate the market premises on or before Monday September 5, 2016.

Governor Ayodele Fayose gave the warning on Thursday while allocating the newly completed 40 lock shops by his government to intending buyers.

He promised to embark on the construction of another face upon the completion of payment by the buyers.

According to him, some of the buyers had obtained forms from the government.

To ensure that the allotment was fair, he has adopted an open ballot system in allocating the shops to the intending buyers.

At the end of the exercise, Governor Fayose asked traders with containers to vacate the market or face stifling penalty

He added that his administration remained committed to transforming the market to an international standard.

The Chairman of the market, Mr Kehinde Badmus, said over 60 applicants obtained forms and that they all went through the process of picking a number with winners given a one week ultimatum to pay for the shop.

He also commended the Governor’s initiative in transforming the popular Fayose Market in Ado Ekiti, the capital of the state in southwest Nigeria.