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The Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde on Tuesday directed the immediate re-opening of the crisis-torn Sasa market, in Akinyele Local Government Area of the state.
Penpushing reports that Makinde, after a meeting with representatives of Yoruba and Hausa communities who are stakeholders in the market, said that he has agreed to reopen the market, having been assured of sustained peace.
The stakeholders were led by the Baale Sasa, Amusa Alabi, and Seriki Hausa of Sasa, Malam Haruna Mai Yasin, to the meeting which held at the Western Hall, Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan,the State Capital.
Penpushing further reports that,Makinde stated that the market is being reopened so that people can continue to make their ends meet, declaring that his government has lifted the curfew imposed on the area in the wake of the violence that erupted in the market recently.
The Governor said that due to the normalcy that has returned to the area, the government will put in place palliatives, while also ensuring that adequate security measures are in place to ensure people go about their normal businesses without threats, stressing that every effort must be put in place to forestall any outbreak of crisis.
Penpushing also reports that the Deputy Inspector General of the Police in charge of South West, David Folawiyo, while speaking on behalf of the traders clarified that peace has returned to the warring communities and urged the Governor to reopen the market for traders to continue commercial activities.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police(DIG) equally appealed to the Governor to help the traders clear the garage and expand the frontage of the market for trailers conveying goods to market.
“We have seen that there is now peace in Sasa. So, we want to urge the Governor to expand the market so that trailers can enter there conveniently, even if the market will not be repaired and renovated for now’,he said.
Penpushing reports that the meeting had in attendance, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Chief Bayo Lawal, Commissioner for Investment, Trade and Industry, Hon.Adebisi Adebiyi, and Commissioner for Public Works and Transport, Prof. Dahud Sangodoyin,as well as the Deputy Inspector General of Police, David Folawiyo in charge of South West, and Oyo State Commissioner of Police,Ngozi Onadeko among others.
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