Rainstorm: Ogun Govt Assures Traders Of Fixing Oba Lipede Market In Abeokuta - EDU-BIZNEWS


Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Rainstorm: Ogun Govt Assures Traders Of Fixing Oba Lipede Market In Abeokuta


Following a rainstorm last weekend which destroyed roofs and led to the loss of goods worth millions of naira at the Oba Lipede Ultra-Modern Market, Kuto, Abeokuta, the Ogun State Government has assured stakeholders that it would ensure repair of the destroyed portion of the facility for continuity of trading activities within the affected area.

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Olu. Ola. Aikulola gave the assurance when he led officials of the Ministry on an assessment visit to the Market in the company of Chairman, Ogun State Market Development Board, Hon. Razak Daddah.

Aikulola, who sympathised with the traders noted that the present administration remained committed to easing the plight of traders, adding that the government had consistently over the years proven to be proactive and appropriately responsive as the situation demands.

"We will move into action immediately. This government led by Governor Dapo Abiodun is quite responsive and responsible. The Governor is someone that has the interest of the people at heart, especially market men and women. So be assured of government’s intervention", he said.

Aikulola appealed to traders at the market to avoid the affected areas so as to prevent any form of domestic accident which could lead to injuries.

 In their separate appeals, Iyaloja-General of Egbaland, Chief (Mrs.) Oluwakemi Oloyede and Iyaloja, Oba Lipede Ultra-Modern Market Kuto, Abeokuta, Chief (Mrs.) Tejumade Bakre, called on the government to swiftly help the traders, noting that the effect of the destruction was beyond what the affected traders could bear.

Also, one of the affected traders, Mrs. Evelyn Oloyede who lamented the destruction of goods at the Market pleaded with the government to quickly fix the damaged portions so as to prevent the effect of the damage from spreading to other parts of the market.

 In the meantime, the immediate-past Commissioner for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mrs. Kikelomo Longe, who was also at the Market in company Senator-elect for Ogun Central, Alhaji Shuaib Salisu and Abeokuta South House of Representatives-elect, Hon. Afolabi Afuape also assured that the government would come to the aid of the traders and put the facility in good condition.

Addressing newsmen during the visit, Alhaji Salisu called on the State government to bring lasting solutions to the challenges posed by rainstorms at the market by addressing the structural deficiency at the facility.


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