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Lagos signs agreement on redevelopment of Sandgrouse Market

Lagos market. PHOTO:en.wikipedia.org

Lagos market. PHOTO:en.wikipedia.org

The Lagos State Government on Friday signed an agreement with DHB Construction Ltd and leaders of Sandgrouse Market to commence redevelopment of the market to modern standard.

Mr Abiodun Bamgboye, Principal Private Secretary to Governor Ambode, signed the agreement at a brief ceremony held at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja.

Bamgboye, who spoke on behalf of the state government, said the purpose of convening the meeting was to ensure that all stakeholders in the market are carried along in the plan to redevelop the market.

Sandgrouse Market is located under Lagos Island East Local Council Development Area.

”This goes to show some of the concerns of government, especially in ensuring that things are done with the consent of all stakeholders.

”The market will be redeveloped for the comfort of the people and economic development of the area, ” he said.

Mr Hakeem Alobo-Bakare, Chairman of DHB Construction Limited, said the traders would be relocated to a temporary site next week.

Alobo-Bakare said that the relocation would enable the traders continue their trade while the total redevelopment of the market commences in earnest.

He also commended Gov. Ambode’s role in ensuring that the stakeholders reach a common understanding to give the market a modern outlook.

Also speaking, Ahaja Abibatu Kenku, the Iyaloja of the market who responded on behalf of the traders, said consultations on the project had been on for a while.

Kenku said all stakeholders and traders in the market were duly consulted and there was a unanimous agreement that the market be redeveloped.

According to her, the consensus to rebuild the market was finally reached after a meeting with the Iyaloja General of Lagos, Mrs. Folashade Tinubu-Ojo.



2 Comments
  • Omooba

    Laudable project that should benefit the community. My worry as in other projects centers around job quality that leaves an enduring legacy. Any project that can not meet JB or C&D standards to me is a wasted effort. Leave party faithfuls out of it but consider them for management and maintenance thereafter. Even the new Tejuoso market is rather such a mediocre structure that would not stand the test of time. It is a shame.

  • Oladimeji Ajeniya

    My fair are for the market stakeholder that live below 100,000 thousand Naira. How are they going to benefit for this development well they be able to get back there shop probably big NO.

    The market that exhibit more than 1,000 people, how will this people survive in this economics of ours.

    When the people government only thinks about this own benefit this is what happen only mega city just meja city when the people of the country are not mega.

    The most painful part is when the so called ambode administration resiliently banned street trading and made a law that anyone trading on the street to move to the market probably what the administration is trying to say is that Lagos is not for the for poor people where should we go.

    This is not the foundation of which Lagos is founded upon this is a shame for ambode administration.

    An administration that lack hope and vision for his poor masses so full of shame……

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