Ekiti State government has appealed to all shop owners at the “Oja Oba” market popularly called “Erekansan Market” to move to the alternative market provided for them so that the demolition exercise can commence immediately.
Speaking on the demolition exercise expected to commence today , the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Lanre Ogunsuyi, said yesterday that compensation running into millions of naira have been paid to all affected shop owners.
Ogunsuyi, who said alternative arrangement have been provided by government for the traders at the Agric Olope and at Awedele Market, disclosed that the construction of the market would starts immediately.
He added that the old market, which is about a century, would be pulled down for an ultra modern market befitting of a state capital.
Ogunsuyi described the present administration as a government of reality, adding that government in the past muted the idea but have no political will.
He promised that all shop owners in the market would be re-allocated their shops in a transparent manner after the completion of the market.
The called on the residents in the state to bear with the state government during this period, saying government is trying to provide modern market for the people.

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