The Governor of Lagos State, Mr.
Akinwunmi Ambode, has said that the
Mile 12 Market will be relocated to
Imota in six months.
Ambode said this on Tuesday when he
inspected the proposed site of the
market in Imota.
A statement by the governor’s Chief
Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna,
quoted him as saying, “We are all aware
that we had a little crisis at Mile 12
Market in Ketu recently and here is the
new site that we are relocating Mile 12
Market to Imota.
“So, our new commodities market would
take off from here and so I like to give
the Ministry of Physical Planning the
directive to commence activities here
within the next one week.
“We believe that if we start within the
next seven days, within the next six
months, Mile 12 Market, Ketu will be a
thing of the past.”
Ambode, who visited the site with
officials of the Ministry of Physical
Planning and Urban Development and
members of the State Executive Council,
expressed optimism that the relocation
will drive commerce and investment
into the Imota area of the state.
“We are committed to doing this. We
know it is in the interest of all
Lagosians that we relocate Mile 12
Market. The marketers themselves have
agreed; the onus is now on us to ensure
that we deliver this new market within
the next six months,” he said.
“I want to appeal to people in Imota that
you will be having new set of investors;
new set of traders and then new set of
tenants. You should be very
accommodating because we are bringing
a whole lot here.”
The governor also said there were plans
to relocate the Oko Baba Market in
Ebute Metta and the Oko Baba Sawmill
to the Imota axis.
He added that the state government
would consider expanding the road
network around the market and
connecting the Ikorodu and Epe area.