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Ambode: No Going Back On Relocation Of Sawmill, Mile 12 Market


For constituting nuisance and distorting the metropolis, Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday, reiterated that his administration would stop at nothing in relocating both Oko- Baba sawmill and Mile 12 Commodity market located in Ketu area of the state  to new sites.

The governor who stated this after inspecting the Imota Rice

Processing Mill, new site for Mile 12 Commodity Market at Imota located in the outskirt of Ikorodu and new Sawmill ville at Agbowa area of the state, said emphasis is currently being placed on urban regeneration in the state to drive economic growth of the state .

Amdode said,”We all can see that the work is going on steady. Our intention is to clean up the whole of Oko- Baba and relocate the entire sawmill to this place.  By extension meaning that you would not see any logging being done on our water along Ebute- Meta axis in the area again, because all the logging in the axis has to stop and be done here.  And by so doing, we would have cleaned  up that axis up to Third Mainland Bridge. I am assured that before the end of September, we would have commenced operation in this place.”

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Harping on the relocation of Mile 12 market, he said,” This is wherewe will relocate Mile 12 Market to. I have given the Ministry ofPhysical Planning and Urban Development to commence activities herewithin one week. We believe that if they start within the next seven

days, the Mile 12 market will be a thing of the past in another sixmonths.

“We are committed to this because we know that it is in the interest of all residents of Lagos to relocate the market. The marketers have  agreed. So it is the responsibility of the government to ensure that the market is delivered in another six months.”

Ambode appealed to the residents to accommodate the investors and be hospitable to them assuring that the axis will be a big hub foremployment, commerce and enhance prosperity of the state.

“That is what we want for the entire Lagos. We are also thinking about the road network, especially the Ikorodu-Epe road; very soon, we will be deciding the fate of the road,” Ambode said.

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