Lagos State government has signed an agreement with DHB
Construction Ltd and leaders of Sandgrouse Market to commence redevelopment of the market to modern standard.
Principal Private Secretary to Governor Ambode, Mr Abiodun Bamgboye signed the agreement at a brief ceremony held at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, last week Friday.
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 were carried along in the plan to redevelop the market. Sandgrouse Market would be 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.
Chairman of the construction company, Mr Hakeem Alobo- Bakare 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 continued in earnest.
He also commended Gov. Ambode’s role in ensuring that the stakeholders reached a common understanding to give the market a modern outlook.
Also, the Iyaloja of the market, Ahaja Abibatu Kentu 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.

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