Governor Ambode supervises demolition of Owonifari section of Oshodi Market
The Lagos State Government on Wednesday morning demolished the 40-year old Owonifari Market at Oshodi, having announced on Tuesday that it has closed the market due to security challenges.
The State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, said the market was also closed so as to enable sanitisation and beautification of the Oshodi bus stop
area, which has degenerated into an eyesore despite measures by the previous administration of Babatunde Fashola to clear the place of miscreants and street traders.
“The Owonifari area will be transformed into an ultra-modern bus terminal with new bus shelters that are befitting of a structured park in a mega city.”
Wednesday morning’s demolition was directly supervised by the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. The governor was accompanied by the Commissioner for Environment, Dr Babatunde Adejare, officials of Kick Against Indiscipline, the police and some other top government officials.
The affected traders and shop owners had been relocated to the new Isopakodowo Market at Bolade Area of Oshodi before the market was demolished.