Thursday, March 17, 2016 2:11 pm
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Thursday ordered the re-opening of the Mile 12 Market following the satisfactory meeting and agreement reached with all the stakeholders involved in the operation of the market on Wednesday.
The market was shut 3 March, following a violent clash between Yoruba and Hausa elements in the market area.
The state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Steve Ayorinde said the leaders of the communities affected in the crisis agreed with the Lagos State Government on Wednesday on the need to relocate the market.
Some of the major agreements reached by consensus among the various stakeholders include relocation of the market to another suitable location and ban on the use of commercial motorcycles in the area.
They also agreed on peaceful co-existence among all the ethnic groups in the market and environs, removal of all shanties and illegal attachments within the market area, among others.
Ayorinde said that the stakeholders agreed that it was only in an atmosphere of peace that their various businesses and trades could thrive.
He assured that Lagos was home for all, and that the State Government would continue to provide the enabling environment for every investor to thrive.