The Mile 12 Traders Association, Lagos, has urged the Lagos State Government to upgrade the market instead of relocating to Imota area of the state. The traders made the plea at a news conference on Thursday in Lagos.
The Secretary, Shukurah Yam Market, Mr. Collins Obichukwu and the Chairman, Provision and Electronics Section, Chief Sunday Ossai, who spoke for the traders, said the traders were not consulted before making the decision to relocate. Obichukwu suggested aid that the government should develop the market into a modern one with functional facilities like it did at Sura, Apongbon and Tejuosho markets with minimum hardship to the traders.
The trader said that the proposed relocation of the market would be at variance with their position during the meeting held with the government when the market was shut.