WHAT OBA SHOTOBI SAID

It was with rude shock and heavy heart that I received the sad news of the illegal demolition of several shops, stores and stalls at Ayangbure Market, Sabo, Ikorodu at the wee hours of Wednesday 3rd/Thursday 4th May 2017 by “unknown people” as being brandished about by people. I feel extremely grieved that some unscrupulous elements in the society can go to the extreme of demolishing people’s properties without the Lagos State Government approval or court order as the case may be. I was told that the loss of goods…

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Serving Army General demolished Sabo market!

Facts have emerged that a serving Brigadier General in the Nigerian Army was the brain behind the demolition of more than 700 shops and 30 warehouses  in the popular Sabo market early in May this year which threw thousands of market men and women into great heartbreak and huge financial losses. Investigations reveal that the Unknown Soldier behind that disastrous attack is an Abuja based Brigadier General who used a contractor to unleash the destruction. Informed sourced told Oriwu Sun this Army General using a contractor as a front had…

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Sabo market women, men angry over continuous market closure, say: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

Facts have emerged why the popular Sabo market in Ikorodu have been under lock and key by the state government and Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA). Competent sources said that the market, which was locked last February 23 and 24, for  a week, was locked again on Thursday, April 6 due to the failure of the council, Sole Administrator, Mr. Gbolahan Ogunleye, to comply with the building regulations necessary for the approval of the shops currently being constructed in the market. The official told Oriwu Sun that after thorough…

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Market traders speak; say chairmen unfair to them

MRS DANIEL, Trader Q: Why were  the shops locked? A: I don’t know but when I came here this morning, I saw a paper at the front of the gate and when I asked questions, I was told that it was from LASBACA Q: Was there any prior notice before the locking of the gate? A: They just came and asked us to leave the market and not to sell at the entrance of the gate. Q: What was the cause of the gate being locked previously? A: There were…

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How greed, corruption by past chairmen, councillors destroy market master plan

The enforcement of Governor Ambode’s strict orders on regulating public building constructions brought the hammer to fall on Sabo Market, Ikorodu for two days in February as the biggest market in the division came under lock and keys by the Lagos State Building Control Agency triggering off allegations of corruption by council chairmen, other officials, and market developers. The sudden closure of Sabo Market on Thursday and Friday, February 23 & 24, 2014 on the orders of LSBCA prompted angry reactions by traders and other stakeholders, who accused Ikorodu council…

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NEW SABO MARKET SHOPS: Council should help us, and not inflict pain on traders

These shops are badly built JOSEPH OGBONNA, Foodstuff’s Dealers, Sabo: The shops are okay, but the price they are putting on the shops is too high. It is a new development here, but I think it is a good one. The price range of those shops are between N1.5 million to N3 million. They have just released my shop key. The way they build the shops now is very bad; I would have to remove the door and change it before I can do anything here. I will have to…

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Sabo traders cry out over high price of shops; want Oba Shotobi’s intervention

The traders doing business in the Sabo Ayangbure market, Ikorodu, recently took their protests to the Ayangbure  Palace against over inflated new Sabo market rent, whereby each shop owner has to cough out between N600,000 to N1.5million while also accusing the Iyaloja of the market, Alhaja Allison and the developers of connivance. Oriwu Sun, on Tuesday February 23, 2016, went to the market to ascertain the true situation of things after Oba Shotobi’s intervention. It was gathered that, though some parts of the market had been completed and ready for…

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