THE Mushin Local Government has demolished the popular auto spare-parts market in the Ladipo area of Lagos which is mainly populated by Igbo traders on Tuesday, June 30. The traders, who were shocked at the unforeseen action of the local government, claimed that they did not get any notice of the government’s intention to demolish the market.
According to them, they got to their shops on the morning of the fateful day only to discover that the entrance gate had been locked while stern looking police men prevented them from going into the market to even retrieve their wares and the money they kept in their shops.
Some of the traders were later seen climbing the locked gate to salvage whatever they could from their shops.
The traders also protested the action of the local government but when they got to the office of the chairman of the local government they could neither see him nor his secretary to lodge a complaint.
Realnews gathered that the local government along with a developer called the Total Value Integrated Services Limited is to commence building of a modern plaza market in place of the present stalls that were demolished. The shops will be completed in 18 months.
— Jul 13, 2015 @ 01:00 GMT