Traders protest Amosun’s planned market demolition
BY DAUD OLATUNJI
ABEOKUTA — Hundreds of traders yesterday at the popular Itoku Market in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital protested the plan by the state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun to demolish their shops for road expansion .
The marketers, mainly textile traders who staged a peaceful protest begged the governor to give them more time to vacate the market and to also provide them alternative space.
The traders, however, said that Amosun’s action could ruin their businesses and means of livelihood, if he did not tarry awhile till after Christmas and New year.
The traders who blocked the Itoku Road expressed their disapproval of the ultimatum given to them by Governor Amosun to vacate the market for the commencement of the demolition.
The state governor had on Monday moved round the market to warn the traders to vacate the area by Wednesday (yesterday) so as to pave way for the demolition exercise for the planned road expansion .
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