Mushin LG Sacks Ladipo Market Leadership


Following the in fighting going on at Aguinyi Ironsi International Trade Centre  Ladipo Market Mushin Lagos among traders, the chairman of Mushin Local Government,  Hon. Adepitan Babatunde, has suspended the market leaders and set up a five-man  committee to bring a lasting peace in the market.

The decision came as a result of the series of meetings held by the stakeholders of  the market including the developer, Paramo Development Ventures, who has an  agreement with the Mushin Local Government.

The market was on Monday closed down because of environmental problems caused by the  crisis in the market

The traders, P.M.NEWS gathered, opened up to the council that the market has been in  crisis because of the levies imposed on them and to make peace all the levies must  be suspended.

In the meeting it was agreed that all tolls should be suspended and the market union  dissolved so that traders could face their business. It was also agreed that Mushin  Local Government should take over the security and sanitation of the place, until  the matter is resolved.

The chairman, also set up a caretaker committee, comprising Tony Onyiliagha, who  represented a 13-man committee appointed by the Lagos State Government; Lawrence  Eze, representing the leadership of the market developer; Prince Jamiu Onitolo and  two representatives from the council.

Addressing the press at Mushin Secretariat, the chairman said that the decision was  taken to restore sanity in the market, adding that all the stakeholders in the  market were consulted before arriving at the decision.

The decision of the council were welcomed by the majority of the stakeholders and  traders.

However, Isaac Udeh and Vincent Nwosu, who belong to the camp of the dissolved  leadership, did not sign the agreement. Their supporters during protest allegedly   damaged some vehicles parked at the council by the traders.

Consequently, Udeh and Nwosu were arrested and detained at Zone D Police, Mushin,  until police conclude  their investigation on the matter.

—Cyriacus Izuekwe

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