Use your shops or lose them, Ogun warns traders

The State Government says shop owners at Yewa Market must use their shops for commercial purpose or forfeit it.

The Ogun State Government has warned shop owners at Yewa International Market to use their stores for trade or risk losing it.

The State Government says it will no longer tolerate a situation where shops allotted to people are locked up or used for purposes other commerce.

The Permanent Sectary in the State Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Kosi Efuwape, gave the warning at the market. She had visited to ascertain the level of compliance with the government’s directive that the market should become fully operational from the start of September.

Mrs. Efuwape was displeased with some shop owners and motorists at the motor parks along the Owode-Idi Iroko junction, for refusing to comply with directives to move to the International market. She said the refusal contributes to traffic gridlock, adding that government will adopt stiffer measures to make them comply.

Speaking during the visit, a traditional ruler, the Olu of Owode, Mathew Akindele, underscored the need for a synergy between the State, Yewa South Local Government and other stakeholders to fast track development of Yewa market.

Another traditional ruler, the Alale of Ajilete, Dauda Adeniyi, also expressed his support for the resuscitation of the Yewa International Market.

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