Vanguard (Lagos)

10 December 2012

Nigeria: Construction of Ultra-Modern Markets Begins in Abeokuta

Abeokuta — Ogun State Government is set to commence construction of ultra-modern markets for traders affected by the ongoing road expansion projects across the state.

The state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, disclosed this in Abeokuta during his tour of the sites of the modern highways.

The demolition of structures, according to the governor, is to pave way for construction of international standard roads, which will boost economic activities in Ogun and raise the standard of living of residents.

He said the modern shopping complexes, which would have facilities comparable to those of the developed countries, would be constructed in major cities across the state, adding that traders would not be completely uprooted from the areas used to their customers.

He noted that the on-going Sapon ultra-modern market, would be replicated in other parts the state.

Speaking to newsmen on the new develop- ment, Alhaja Basirat Oyeneye, a trader, said, "We are pleased with Governor Amosun's urban renewal drive because it is for our good."

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