Osun Inaugurates Use of Standardized Scales in Markets


Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo

The government of Osun state on Monday inaugurated the use standardized weighing scales in all its markets as the Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, said the move was to make the state the preferred
destination for commercial activities in the sub-region.

Aregbesola noted that his administration will not relent in its goal of developing economic activities in the state.

The unveiling of the scales, known locally as “Osuwon Omoluabi”, was held amidst a huge crowd
of market men and women who thronged the Nelson Mandela Freedom Square
in the Osogbo venue.

He opined that Osogbo ‎in the 60’s and early 70s was a great centre of commerce because of the railway that passed through the city‎.

The Governor emphasized that “Osunwon Omoluabi” policy is backed by
law, saying Weights and Measures constitute item 63 on the Exclusive
Legislatives list of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of