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Illegal Structures Demolished In Ladipo Market by GARRIx10: 7:21am On Mar 05, 2013
Ladipo Market: Lagos demolishes illegal structures



March 5, 2013 | 1:11 am

Metro

By MONSUR OLOWOOPEJO

…We are unhappy, we lose N500 million daily — Trader
…We can’t quantify number of structures to go — Traders President
…Anya tasks traders on compliance with sanitation law

Lagos state government, Monday, commenced demolition of illegal structures erected along the drainage channels at the Ladipo Auto spare parts market, Mushin Local Government.

This came barely 24 hours after the state governor, Babatunde Fashola, visited the market to inspect the traders’ compliance with the state sanitation law 2010.

Deputy chairman of the Lagos State Taskforce on environmental and Special offence, Olajide Agboola while addressing the marketers said that the directive to remove the structures erected beside the canal was based on the order of the state governor.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, Sunday, undertook an inspection of Nigeria’s biggest auto spare parts market, in Ladipo, Mushin Local Government Area, closed last Monday over environmental degradation, declaring that the Government would reopen it for business once the traders spearhead a clean-up exercise and formally undertake that never again would they allow trading to take place on the road or the edges of the canal.

The market was shut in the early hours of Monday following repeated warnings and visits by the Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Tunji Bello and the Chairman of the Taskforce on Environmental and Special Offences, CSP Bayo Sulaiman, which were not heeded.

However, the Governor’s visit on Sunday to assess the situation of the Market followed pleas by the traders and the leadership of the Igbo Council in Lagos State led by Professor Anya O. Anya, who visited the State House, Ikeja last Monday to present the new Council members to the Governor.

Though no trading was going on when the Governor visited, evidence of the environmental degradation which led to the closure could be found on the damaged roads in the area, disused piles of spare parts and the shanties used for trading on the sides of the canal.



demolished structures…

Speaking to newsmen after the inspection during which he also addressed leaders of the traders, Governor Fashola, who described the state of the Market and its environs as “massive degradation of a section of Lagos”, however, said the good thing in the visit was that the traders had seen the lack of caution in their deed and were ready to make amends.

“It is a massive degradation of a section of Lagos and this is not acceptable. People should not carry on like this. But what is, perhaps, worthy of note is that those who are involved have seen the error of what they have done here and are ready to work with us to clean-up and I have said here that they must take the lead”, the Governor said.

Speaking particularly about the Canal in the market blocked by refuse from the traders, Governor Fashola said, “The Canal there poses a lot of danger and we are expecting heavy rains. I don’t want to come back here to pick any dead body. We built the canal and we must make it work by not trading on it and not dumping refuse in it”.

“People told me that they picked engine parts, spare-parts and other things from the canal. It must stop”, the Governor said adding that there is now an agreement between the traders and the Government to work together to clean up the place and continue with the business there.

We can’t quantify number of structures to go — Traders President

Speaking on the demolition, President Ladipo Auto Dealers’ Association, Mr. Ikechukwu Animalu said he could not quantify the number of structures that would be affected by the demolition but all the structures erected closer to the canal will be demolished.



Governor Fashola (middle); Comm for Environment, Mr. Tunji Bello (left); Director of Enforcement, Ministry of the Environment, Oluwatoyin Adesina Onisarotu (2nd right)and President General, Ladipo Central Executive Auto Dealers Association, Comrade Ikechukwu Animalu, during the governor’s visit to Ladipo market on Sunday.

Vanguard gathered that more than 20 stalls erected within the restricted area were already marked by the state government.

Animalu added “Let the owners of structures sited beside the canal accept the demolition. We have to do it because we can’t hold the entire market with over 30, 000 shops to ransom.

“The governor said that we must remove all the structures erected within 15 metres on both sides of the canal and those erected along the drainage channels”.

According to him, “we are ready to comply with the state government’s directive, that was why we called our members and they arrived as early as 7:00 am to begin the demolition process and cleaning of the premises.

“We are ready to end street trading in the market. Anyone who is trading on the street will be arrested”.

Also speaking, Mr. Ezeigbo Nkire another market leader, said “we begun the cleaning of the market to ensure that the market be reopened for the commencement of business activities. And we have been told that if we comply with the sanitation standard of the state, the market would be reopened by Wednesday.”

We are unhappy, we lose N500 million daily — Trader

Another trader, Ray Okpabia said “we aren’t happy with the closure of the market and the reason for this is that we pay our taxes regularly. But we have no option than to yield to the state government directive.”

That was why we all begun to clean the premises. And we have started to remove some of the structures erected beside drainage channels.

We have resolved to assist some traders whose shops may be affected by the demolition exercise.”

Okpabia who is also the financial secretary of the market said that since the closure of the market, the entire market has lost N500 million daily.

Also speaking Mr. Matthew Ikechukwu urged the state government to consider their plight and reopen the market, ito enable them to commence business activities again.

Also reacting, Kingsley Ikechukwu said; “The market was shut due to non compliance with the state sanitation law 2010 on street trading.

“In as much I agree with the state government on the closure, I believe that the government should also understand that most shops shut may result into people engaging themselves in some ill vices. And the reason is that their sources of income have been shut. The closure is affecting many traders’ source of income.

“We are also calling on the state government to help create a central dump-site for the marketers to dump their refuse easily. The lack of central dumping site in the market also contributed to the sanitation challenge facing the market.

“We are appealing to Governor Babatunde Fashola to direct the Lagos State Waste Management Authority, LAWMA, boss, Dr. Ola Oresanya to construct a central dump site for the market that has more than 20, 000 members.

Anya tasks traders on compliance with sanitation law

The founding Director-General of Nigeria Economic Summit Group, Prof. Anya O. Anya yesterday visited the closed Ladipo auto spare part market, Mushin Local Government and tasked the traders to comply with the state government sanitation law 2010.

Anya who addressed the hundreds of traders at the market noted that the state government will only open the market when they comply with the state government sanitation standards.

According to him, “You traders should thank your creator that it is Lagos state government. If it were other states, the government may not create a platform for the traders and its officials to meet and discuss issues concerning the market.”

He urged the marketers to urgently evacuate the dirt, saying “the sooner the traders complied with the state government directives, the sooner the market would be re-opened”.

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Re: Illegal Structures Demolished In Ladipo Market by Nobody: 7:26am On Mar 05, 2013
They demolish ur garri store
Re: Illegal Structures Demolished In Ladipo Market by Akshow: 7:39am On Mar 05, 2013
Ride on Fashola! We are totally behind you.

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Re: Illegal Structures Demolished In Ladipo Market by fkaz(m): 7:45am On Mar 05, 2013
According to him, “You traders should thank your creator that it is Lagos state government. If it were other states, the government may not create a platform for the traders and its officials to meet and discuss issues concerning the market.”

He urged the marketers to urgently evacuate the dirt, saying “the sooner the traders complied with the state government directives, the sooner the market would be re-opened”.

This is another igbo man speaking,
Be law abiding.

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Re: Illegal Structures Demolished In Ladipo Market by PointB: 7:53am On Mar 05, 2013
“We are appealing to Governor Babatunde Fashola to direct the Lagos State Waste Management Authority, LAWMA, boss, Dr. Ola Oresanya to construct a central dump site for the market that has more than 20, 000 members.

Imagine a big market like Ladipo without a central dump site, yet some clowns are praising the government for the inanity of closing the market. Why didn't the government provide this facility and see if it will be put to use or not before closing the market? It's little wonder why Lagos State itself is one big junkyard. A state where the government pockets tax-payer money, plant flowers, and then do fvckall with the rest of the loot.

Now taxpayers still have to plead with government to their job, in providing the simplest of facility. If this simple plea is not granted, I surmise that Ladipo, and every other markets in Lagos State and beyond will remain a sh1t-yard for aeon. This is very fundamental.



Shameful.

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Re: Illegal Structures Demolished In Ladipo Market by seanet02: 8:05am On Mar 05, 2013
PointB:

Imagine a big market like Ladipo without a central dump site, yet some clowns are praising the government for the inanity of closing the market. Why didn't the government provide this facility and see if it will be put to use or not? It's little wonder why Lagos State itself is one big junkyard. A state where the government pockets tax-payer money, plant flowers, and then do fvckall with the rest of the loot.

Now they still have to be pleaded with government to their job, in providing the simplest of facility. If this simple plea is not granted, I surmise that Ladipo, and every other markets in Lagos State and beyond will remain a sh1t-yard for aeon. This is very fundamental.



Shameful.
Never expect you to be reasonable.
How about you using your senses?

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Re: Illegal Structures Demolished In Ladipo Market by PointB: 8:45am On Mar 05, 2013
seanet02: Never expect you to be reasonable.
How about you using your senses?

Says the village buffoon. cheesy cheesy

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Re: Illegal Structures Demolished In Ladipo Market by GARRIx10: 8:46am On Mar 05, 2013
Listen to what a sensible Igbo man had to say on the issue..

The founding Director-General of Nigeria Economic Summit Group, Prof. Anya O. Anya yesterday visited the closed Ladipo auto spare part market, Mushin Local Government and tasked the traders to comply with the state government sanitation law 2010.

Anya who addressed the hundreds of traders at the market noted that the state government will only open the market when they comply with the state government sanitation standards.

According to him, “You traders should thank your creator that it is Lagos state government. If it were other states, the government may not create a platform for the traders and its officials to meet and discuss issues concerning the market.”

He urged the marketers to urgently evacuate the dirt, saying “the sooner the traders complied with the state government directives, the sooner the market would be re-opened”.

Oya PointB, Onlylies, Afam, Mammywater, Berem, Biafra Rep, FreeGlobe etc, quickly evaporate from your current location and condense at the level of Ladipo Market so as to assist ya brothers in cleaning the environment so that their shops can be opened..

100 billion Naira nor be small tin ooo!!

cheesy cheesy

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Re: Illegal Structures Demolished In Ladipo Market by majour(m): 9:02am On Mar 05, 2013
cant we all be NIGERIANS, must we stress the tribe, Na wa o, nd we al want a beta nigeria, smh for pple o

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Re: Illegal Structures Demolished In Ladipo Market by Scarpon(m): 9:07am On Mar 05, 2013
thier should demolish the whole market that place is extra dirty
 
Re: Illegal Structures Demolished In Ladipo Market by gerald09(m): 9:13am On Mar 05, 2013
This is were u kn the problems of Nigeria in in our blood. Dis lunatics expect us to have mercy on dem so dey keep telling us how much dey loose daily form 100million daily nw its 500million. Dis is to show how most of us value money to human life. Very soon dey will start blaming jonna if he acts like dat. 500million daily n dey didn't have d decency to clean d very place dat put food in dere mouth, NEVA BIT D FINGERS THAT FEED U.

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Re: Illegal Structures Demolished In Ladipo Market by Delafruita(m): 9:15am On Mar 05, 2013
PointB:

Imagine a big market like Ladipo without a central dump site, yet some clowns are praising the government for the inanity of closing the market. Why didn't the government provide this facility and see if it will be put to use or not before closing the market? It's little wonder why Lagos State itself is one big junkyard. A state where the government pockets tax-payer money, plant flowers, and then do fvckall with the rest of the loot.

Now they still have to be pleaded with government to their job, in providing the simplest of facility. If this simple plea is not granted, I surmise that Ladipo, and every other markets in Lagos State and beyond will remain a sh1t-yard for aeon. This is very fundamental.



Shameful.
is ladipo the only market in lagos?is it even the biggest market in lagos?perhaps you expect the government to provide dustbins for your own room and your office.the government has provided a means of disposing your refuse via the LAWMA trucks.in a case where your refuse id damaged engines and other hazardous materials,does it then become the duty of the government to dispose them for you?

is it the duty of the government to dispose your damaged gears and other car parts?is that the reason why you should block the canal?when the floodings start,who will be affected?you or the government?

is it also the absence of a "central dumping site" that pushed them to erecting stalls on the canal?

if the traders want the government to do everything for them, then they should stop their executives from selling rickets or issuing receipts to customers.they should stop their executive from generating the gargantuan revenue they receive daily from people that come to the market to purchase parts.

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Re: Illegal Structures Demolished In Ladipo Market by Maxymilliano(m): 9:17am On Mar 05, 2013
youngmoneypi: nice move uncle joe KHcSN

Uncle joe Wake up Bro, you're in Lagos...

Demolishing illegal structures at Ladipo is commendable, irrespective of the judgmental errors by the governor in using a sledge hammer to kill a fly, the traders also did not help matters, give them an inch, they take a mile...
Re: Illegal Structures Demolished In Ladipo Market by Okijajuju1(m): 9:18am On Mar 05, 2013
Good Job Mr. Fashola...




I am not a fan of yours, but this is a welcomed development.. We cant continue to live and behave like animals in this country.. I dont care where you are from or what ethinicity is involved..

This is a good development!

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Re: Illegal Structures Demolished In Ladipo Market by eaglechild: 9:20am On Mar 05, 2013
Some very crappy journalism seem to get to the front page by default.
Magnetic words include Fashola, Lagos and Igbo traders.
Re: Illegal Structures Demolished In Ladipo Market by boron10(m): 9:21am On Mar 05, 2013
majour: cant we all be NIGERIANS, must we stress the tribe, Na wa o, nd we al want a beta nigeria, smh for pple o
Nigeria has never been one since independence and tribalism is likely to continue breeding in us in years to come. So I'm not surprised at the comments here.

Imagine a yoruba man reporting an accident scene that claimed 7 lives thus "6 people and one Northerner was killed in the accident" isn't this the height of tribalism? Are Northerners not human?

Still wondering what the Topic has to do with Tribalism. Igbo and Yoruba people will always look for avenue to display their shallow mindedness. Choi
Re: Illegal Structures Demolished In Ladipo Market by alfaman2: 9:23am On Mar 05, 2013
Yoruba jealousy is making them draw bad card. Really bad card.
Re: Illegal Structures Demolished In Ladipo Market by Okijajuju1(m): 9:23am On Mar 05, 2013
PointB:

Imagine a big market like Ladipo without a central dump site, yet some clowns are praising the government for the inanity of closing the market. Why didn't the government provide this facility and see if it will be put to use or not before closing the market? It's little wonder why Lagos State itself is one big junkyard. A state where the government pockets tax-payer money, plant flowers, and then do fvckall with the rest of the loot.

Now they still have to be pleaded with government to their job, in providing the simplest of facility. If this simple plea is not granted, I surmise that Ladipo, and every other markets in Lagos State and beyond will remain a sh1t-yard for aeon. This is very fundamental.



Shameful.

I can never support you on this one..

Let it go. The traders were badly behaved, even they themselves have admitted their wrong doing. I feel your arguement is more tribal than logical. If they had simple 500 Naira Dustbins in front of their shops, a passage way for small trucks to drive through at Night and pick up these wastes from the front of their shops, then things would be better. They built illegal strictures all over, clustered the entire market that even human traffic was nearly impossible and then started dumping stuff into the canal as a matter of convinience. Anybody who has ever been to a Mechanic village in any state of the federation would know that this is their standard practice.

Now that they have the ear of the governor, they can now talk with him to help in certain areas that they need help in the market. For a Market that make 500 Million Naira a day, they cant build a state of the art toilet system?! I know what leads to this nonsense. Most of their sales boys and girls sleep inside the market. The traders need to better organize themselves. They should stop depending on the government for every f`ucking thing!


This is a welcomed move. Call it starting from scratch. Everything should be corrected now so that when business commences, there will be no breach of conduct.

Support a good move.. Onitsha Main Market & Ariaria Market needs something similar as well.

No tribalism on this matter.. I support the LASG.

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Re: Illegal Structures Demolished In Ladipo Market by bigass(f): 9:26am On Mar 05, 2013
.Garri (x7):
Listen to what a sensible Igbo man had to say on the issue..



Oya PointB, Onlylies, Afam, Mammywater, Berem, Biafra Rep, FreeGlobe etc, quickly evaporate from your current location and condense at the level of Ladipo Market so as to assist ya brothers in cleaning the environment so that their shops can be opened..

100 billion Naira nor be small tin ooo!!

cheesy cheesy


Did U finish from Ife?

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Re: Illegal Structures Demolished In Ladipo Market by drizzit(m): 9:30am On Mar 05, 2013
Is it now 500million naira? This dudes are just pulling figures out of the air
Re: Illegal Structures Demolished In Ladipo Market by stagger: 9:31am On Mar 05, 2013
The culture of cleanliness is something that has to be enforced because Nigerians will never imbibe it.

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Re: Illegal Structures Demolished In Ladipo Market by EMMAUGOH(m): 9:42am On Mar 05, 2013
Am never against good things but am against Negligence.why would it be at the absence of those traders the demolition will start,some people have thier mind of survival on that Goods Fashola may Call dirty or whatever,some are starting Life back with those token but they will call it rubish and pack it Away,,taking away illlegal structures is not bad but atleast tell every one that has anything of Value to take it away ,than destroying it and call it dirty.......
 
Re: Illegal Structures Demolished In Ladipo Market by ifyalways(f): 9:42am On Mar 05, 2013
stagger: The culture of cleanliness is something that has to be [b]enforced [/b]because Nigerians will never imbibe it.
end off.
Re: Illegal Structures Demolished In Ladipo Market by Immune1(m): 9:43am On Mar 05, 2013
Ladipo was largely built by ibo men with little government support;instead of government to think up creative ways like monetizing auto-waste,they are busy creating impressions.1billion naira is too much to set things right rather than create all these media attention to show you are working.

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Re: Illegal Structures Demolished In Ladipo Market by gboss4sure(m): 9:47am On Mar 05, 2013
Fashola should do everything possible to clean the market then introduce strict laws on cleanness in the market then re-open it. Also i don't want to sense any act of tribalism on his part as regards to this issue cause if i do i will take him to the hagues for trial on crime against humanity grin gringrin grin grin grin

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