Traders protest Amosun’s planned market demolition


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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