Governor Akinwunmi Ambode
Lagos State Governor; Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday said his government is not involved in the demolition of Ojodu market in the state.
Countless number of shops were demolished on Wednesday at the popular market located within Ojodu Local Council Development Authority by men of the Lagos State Task Force on Environment, allegedly in compliance with a court order.
The demolition was said to have caught many traders unawares as they were not given any notice before the exercise was carried out.
The Governor expressed his dismay over for the demolition which as led to the loss of goods worth millions.
The governor unveiled this at the 2nd Quarter 2017 Town Hall Meeting, organised by the state government at the Shibiri/Ekunpa Area Office, Oto-Awori Local Council Development Authority.
He stipulated that he did not approve of the demolition:
” I have directed the Commissioner for Justice to look into the matter and report back to me. We are ready to support market women and we will not do anything to jeopardize their interest.” Governor Ambode said.
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