Epe LG to rehabilitate historic fish market

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Epe Local Government authority says its historic fish market will soon be rehabilitated.

Mr Adedoyin Adesanya, Chairman of the local government, who disclosed this during facility inspection/visit to the market on Friday, in Epe said the exercise would commence on Nov. 10.

The market popularly called “Chief Market,” is one of the oldest market in Epe and Lagos metropolis.

The market was established nearly 40 years ago.

According to him, the market is famous for its variety of fish, wildlife and game meat, which usually attracts both local and international tourists/visitors.

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“Unfortunately, the market which holds not just commercial potentials but also capable of promoting tourism and revenue for the community and government is currently in a poor state due to years of neglect and poor maintenance.

“I will bring government attention to the market by rehabilitating it and equipping it with facilities that will make the market habitable for commercial activities’’, he said.

The Chairman urged the traders to cooperate with government by paying their levies and taxes as and at when due.

Adesanya expressed concern over the menace of street trading and illegal construction of structures in and around the market area, saying that it was unacceptable.

“I will continue to embark on meaningful community projects that will have direct impact in the life of people.

“As long as the traders cooperate with government by paying their taxes; they will continue to enjoy the dividend of democracy, “he said.

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