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Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Lagos closes Oshodi market over insecurity

Lagos State Government yesterday shut down Owonifari market in the Oshodi, Oshodi/Isolo Local Government, aimed at addressing the security challenges in the area.
Lagos State Government often arrested hoodlums in Oshodi for various robberies and other petty incidents.Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, lamented that the market has constituted a menace and an eyesore to the locality.
He added that they have relocated affected traders and shop owners to the newly built Isopakodowo market stalls at Bolade area in Oshodi. The government has also started fencing-off of the set-back on Agege Motor Road that stretches from Ilupeju end of Oshodi all the way to the PWD/Ikeja GRA end of the area.

He said that the fencing-off of the long stretch of the set-back is being undertaken to assist the Federal Government and the Nigerian Railway Corporation in particular with a view to beautifying it and safeguard lives along the railway corridor by discouraging street trading and indiscriminate use of the space.

In the statement,  Ayorinde added that the Owonifari loop will be transformed into an ultra modern bus terminus with new bus shelters that are befitting of a structured park in a mega city.

He stated further that Oshodi will be sane and safe and a place where both traders and commuters would be pleased to visit and trade.



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107 comments:

STERN said...

It should be shut down forever. Lots of hoodlums have been raised there.

Bibian Obunse said...

Nice one...

augustine muta said...

not bad

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

U don't avert a problem by creating another problem, how are these traders expected to live?!! Its a new year! There are surely other ways to curb the insecurity

Dinma Peace said...

Na wa o

Emamo said...

Lagos wahala**

SHORTEST DUDE said...

Wow!

That's painful

Farah Oputa said...

Issoriat....

KELVIN OBIECHIE said...

Na wa ..its necessary jjoor...that place is a dangerous place..







~Make I go drink one bottle of beer~

Ivy Godspower said...

Ok



PEPSI ADDICT

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Better if that will help salvage the market.


. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

charles obaze said...

Well it's for a good purpose

Adejoke fasasi said...

Oh okay









#Hajia Mufliat

tosisochukwu said...

Leave trash 4 LAWMA


































!brightosman aka fake phyno .#gerarahere

Anonymous said...

Enter your comment...the almighty will bless him for the good work he is doing

precious uche said...

End time Government

Akachi chidi said...

What happens to does what make a living from their,should they save to death?...Believe

Davidos wifey said...

Ok o

Ngene Olivia said...

Wahala dey everywhere!











#it wiLL oNLy gET beTTer
#iT mUsT eNd iN prAise

Nwariaku Munachi said...

Okay, if it's for the good of the public, no problem.

Amina Lawal said...

Its beta...


Meenah_wakil on instagram

Anonymous said...

Its beta...


Meenah_wakil on instagram

Emmy Blu Modesto said...

Signs of rapture in 2016

STELLA JOSEPH said...

carry-on

Uzodave Startech said...

Chai but comes and a great cost, my problem with the state government is that the market they relocated the traders will be expensive for some to afford. I plead for them to subsidised the stalls for the traders. #IRepLIB

Green top-Biz said...

How to turn a one time N6600 into N100,000 monthly. This is not a scam in any way as you would see for yourself what this business is all about. want to know more? then send an email to greentopbiz@gmail.com there is no harm in making Enquires

Babylawyer. said...

Whatever makes us feel safe is a welcome development.

@Lindaikeji No. I FAN

Orabella Ng said...

I just saw the place and a lot of people are lamenting that they came to destroy the place overnight while most of the traders had travelled to the east for the last celebration.

It's a serious demolition...

uikocha said...

Linda but the market they provided for us is too expensive,it's ranks in millions of naira, please ask the government to reduce the price of the new shops

Clement Sunday said...

Seen

Ndubisi Tochukwu said...

That's a wrong step to addressing the insecurity issues in dat area. Mind u Sir,that market is where they earn their livelihood. The traders aren't the thieves bcos even the market been closed,the hoodlums are still locking around that area. That's my route from work to home so I knw wat I'm saying. Serious security needs to be mounted der and not closing shops whr people make ends meet. Thank u

Juliet Iwuno said...

When would the market reopen??? Linda take note?

Michael Maduabuchi said...

good to know
*passing by*

Kingsly Anyaegbu said...

Good one!












#linda give me 1bo#

Kingsly Anyaegbu said...

Good one!












#linda give me 1bo#

sandra dunkwu said...

Hmmm abi they want to make it... Oshodi ultra modern market.

chuloo20200 Papa Chu said...

Hmmmm, is d old oshodi back?

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Dey did so well


...merited happiness

Sharon Luke said...

2016 welcome development
I key into the idea.

Nnenne George said...

Ok.. Now what next???

debby tiles said...

Good

linda Last Born(IPHY) said...

Like seriously....

Anastacia nwankwo said...

Anything they can do 2 make dat place safe will b fine with me...but they shouldn't close 4 long so pple won't go hungry...

Linda pls be posting my comments...Gud morning nd stay Blessed

Lindaz in-law(my brother's wife)

Mayberry said...

Issoriiiiii

Edo babe reacting

Ebuka Emmanuel said...

insecurity everywhere

lindauche said...

good one oga Ambo







linda see me

Ugochukwu Anurika said...

Work faster and better .

cheltreacy said...

Hoodlums have really hijacked so many areas in Lagos state, well done @AAmbode and please extend ur security watch

Damolia De Best said...

Great Move!!!















*DEW*

Ruthie said...

OK now.Here comes Oshodi city.Keep up the good work.Eko Oni baje!

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

Good for them,ambode is working.

His eminence said...

Sorry to say this but yoruba are too envious,and has a lot of low self esteem,its all about biafra.

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

Good for them,ambode is working.

henry dion said...

Seen
#needanalibitojoinmetastethenewgeishasardine

toni fresh said...

Good action


Toni'Fresh West

OMIDAN ABBY said...

Really don't dig what this Lagos state govt are still doing.. there are more important things pls. Invite Fashola let him brief u

Jasmine Joseph said...

Okay issorite, but traders ain't gonna be happy

danex said...

good governor. well done sir!

Paul Ocheke said...

Nice one, but why close it if you can provide security, Ambode is just a fool who enjoys the spotlight more than doing his job... Double your hustle

efere erere said...

Weldone Mr Governor. I'm nt sure I'v heard of anytin dt my State Governor has strtd or is doin. Probably I'v nt bin listenin. #jst sayin

Etheal Okpa said...

Nice step to sanity!

Rapuluchukwuifenineadigomma kingsley Wenceslaus said...

Hmm will it solve it? Hoe about peoples business?

Rapuluchukwuifenineadigommakings@yhaoo.com
Straight from Delsu.

Solomon Chukwuka said...

Giant stride

Obilo Ulomaramma said...

ok

james sax said...

He's got good plans. But I'll make a better governor than any one this country has ever produced in future. So help me God.

Ms. Nicey said...

Ambode is working!!!

Nnadi Chinazor Stephen said...

insecurity is hitting us badly
#linda ikeji's blog

Mzz_Mary said...

Good

femobafem@gmail.com said...

Good one

okiche vincent said...

Ambode pls do something about the security challenges in d market and let people go back to work

chinonso iheanacho said...

Yea i subscribe to dat cos it will helps in some case...@iam MR_Successful and i believe in destiny

Olisa Francis said...

Na so..

PROPHET BAAL.LINDA FUTURE HUSBAND said...

alrise, contunuuuuuu

chinonso iheanacho said...

I subscribe to it because it will helps in some cases...@iam MR_Successful and i believe in destiny

Halfcast Boy said...

good... security concerns... I like that

Biodun Ajayi said...

Good one and good ideal.

Anonymous said...

He didn't just close, he has demolished the market without allowing traders the chance to remove their goods. Some traders have had their entire life investments destroyed by this APC Gov at about 1:30 am this morning.

diamond berry said...

Did you make anoda provision for dem? Oya give them food Na, selfish politicians

Franklyn said...

I was born and brought up in Oshodi.. I think its high time somebody put a stop to years of menace in oshodi .. nice Move ..

Anonymous said...

Ambode why..is the new slogan on the lips of oshodi marketers (mostly igbos) as they see this new act as a plan from the lagos state government to frustrate igbo business men. The new market rent price is much higher than in the previous oshodi main market . Nobody wants to go and risk their lives in a market that collapsed while still under construction.

Anonymous said...

I heard he has also sealed ladipo market..next thing he is gonna demolish their market in the midnight without giving marketers a chance to remove their goods from the shops. I guess this is his new year gift to the igbos..demolishing of all our markets..lagos state government should just tell the igbos they don't want them in lagos again rather than frustrating them out of their market places.

Anonymous said...

I heard the marketers served the lagos state government with a court injunction but still they ignored and went ahead to demolish the market at midnight after sealing it. What about those igbo traders that didn't have the chance to remove their goods after his sealing of the market?..how do they survive? Mind you this act of wickedness on the igbos will never be forgotten.

Jamila Shaibu said...

Ok nice...

Anonymous said...

Ambode is just a fat fool that acts b4 thinking..he wants to show lagos ians that he is working by destroying the shops of traders with goods still inside. Something fashola himself could not do. Even with a court injunction the idiot still persisted that he must demolish the market knowing fully well that most traders still had their goods inside shops and parking stores. The new resettlement market is more expensive smaller and risky, a market that collapsed while still under construction.

Ann Anthony said...

Get beta means of securing

chibueze nelson said...

Lies lies lies, dis story is nt true.the ambode led government did nt settle d traders, the relocation stuff is nt true

emmanuella onwudinjo said...

hmmmmmmmm!

temitope faizat said...

Well hope it's for a good purpose.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Governor-why have you shut down Falomo POWA market since the 2nd of January, 2016 what is the problem. This is the second attempt to close this market in just a few months. The first time your people claimed that it was a mistake!!!

Funso Samuel said...

And the traders nko? Wonder how some people think with their anus. You shut down some people means of livelihood without providing any alternative and you think that's the best. God will save us in this country o.

obasi martins said...

Hmm @james! Well, lagos is accommodating over 25 million residents so it is expected that problems such as robberies, and other menaces will rise. On the other hand, the government should put up mechanisms to check-mate these social menace. Good decision Ambode!

Funso Samuel said...

At last, Onyx don get sense.

Anonymous said...

Will the Lagos State Government also ask all the residents of Mushin and Lawanson to vacate their houses because those armed robbers also operate from those areas!!. This is not the proper thing to do and the business owners should take the LASG to court. The governor should provide security period. After all we just paid for all those newly acquired patrol cars and helicopters. State Governors must protect the right of residents to live in peace and carry out their legitimate businesses, not take over their properties using flimsy excuses.

Why does former Governor Tinubu now own the former Ikoyi Local Government headquarters property on Kingsway Road by the way. Who authorized this?. Or was the Local Government also evicted dues to security concerns so that the former Governor Tinubu can build a luxury highrise instead?

God is watching.

Nobel J. said...

Nawaya oh

Sir benkord said...

Closing shops will never make Oshodi safer but add to d problem. Hoodlums and traders are not d same.......Mr gov do ur research very well and do d needful for d masses.

Pesin Pikin said...

The idea isn't a bad one if the security of the area is threatened. MAy God help us

Anonymous said...

@ tyms wen we comment we shud tink 1st, wat if ur mum or any of ur relatives sells there??? Tink of d poor masses
*B speaking*

owakah (A.K.A. Innosometin) said...

4 a good purpose.

Brown said...

They should do same for Mile 2 as well. The place needs a touch like the one planned for Oshodi. This will ensure safety for users of that corridor.

JAYZSBOSS said...

Yeah...but how would the people survive

Tomi Abike said...

better.... but how will innocent people looking for their daily bread survive

uche ekwulugo said...

Poor masses, so make our country no develop because of poor masses oga bench...


AJ MAIN BOY...

uche ekwulugo said...

Oshodi market no be were dem dey use soft hand follow, if them don do u strong thing there u for no yern this...


AJ MAIN BOY...

Angel Makiz said...

did they provide an alternative for the traders...angelmakiz@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Ode. Is Lagos whr they suppose to dey sell for traffic? It's not by force to stay in Lagos. He bk to ur town.

wifey2907 said...

But its stated there that they've moved them to another place

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Good

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