LASG Gives Six Months for Relocation of Mile 12 Market


· Says rice mill will start running in three months

Gboyega Akinsanmi

The Lagos State Government Tuesday announced the relocation of West Africa’s biggest food and perishable goods market, Mile 12 Market, to Imota, noting that the new market would be ready in six month.

Likewise, the state government said Imota Rice Processing Mill would start running in the next three or six month in order to give force to a memorandum of understanding (MoU) it signed with the Kebbi State Government last month.

The state governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, made the disclosure while inspecting the site of the new market alongside the Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde and his Physical Planning counterpart, Mr. Wasiu Anifowoshe among others.

An ethnic clash had erupted in the present location of Mile 12 market last month, thereby claiming no fewer than five persons and causing wanton destruction of properties last month.

Consequently, both the state government and traders agreed to relocate the market and ban on the use of commercial motorcycles as a means of transportation in the area because of their flagrant disobedience to traffic laws in addition to causing road accidents.