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Bunker, Arms Discovered At Demolished Oshodi Market Shops by loreee1(m): 6:31am On Jan 08, 2016
Following the hue and cry over demolition of the popular Owonifari Electronic Market loop at Oshodi, the Lagos State government has said that the market had to go following its security threats to residents of the state.

State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, at an inter ministerial chat with reporters on Thursday, said that the demolition exercise on Tuesday and Wednesday actually confirmed some of their fears, “as we discovered concrete bunker and arms underneath the shops.”

The government said though the matter of relocation had been on for about 10 years, recent intelligence report and criminal activities around Oshodi during the festive season, informed the drastic action of the state government.

The government said plans were already in top gear to begin the construction of a world-class bus terminus in the loop.

It would be recalled that bulldozers swung into action late Tuesday night, destroying over 1000 shops in the Owonifari loop following a quit notice served to the occupants on December 21, 2015.

Contrary to the claims that the 16-day notice order was too short, Ayorinde said that the issue dated back to 10 years, with back and forth negotiations held with leadership of the market on relocation to a larger Isopakodowo market about 200 metres from the demolished site.

He stressed that the move was in the best interest of everyone, adding that the state government could not have been more magnanimous with the conditions of the new market and the rate at which the new shops were rented out.

Ayorinde, however, said while markets would always be in Oshodi, some illegal structures already marked by the state government would have to be demolished to make way for traffic free-flow and crime-free Oshodi axis.

He said: “Government, I should say, will not be blackmailed because we had done everything humanly possible and you know that the hallmark of this government has been compassion. It is a compassionate government.

“The intention was not to destroy the market or destroy properties or to make life inconvenient for them. We believe very strongly that Isopakodowo market is quite ideal; its a lot bigger store-per-store than where they had been removed now and the aim of government, as we stated earlier, is to ensure that that area of the market conforms with the type of image that we want Lagos to be, which is to return sanity to the place, to beautify the market, to construct a world class bus terminus around that place and to ensure that people who use that place on a daily basis – the commuters, traders, everybody enjoy what it means to go to a market in a mega city.

“We also believe that the exercise will largely reduce the gridlock that is associated with that area and then the criminalities that were rampant in that Oshodi. What we have done is in the interest of the generality of Lagosians,” Ayorinde said.

The commissioner said that the government had already commenced the fencing-off of the set-back on Agege Motor Road that stretches from Ilupeju end of Oshodi all the way to the PWD/Ikeja GRA end of the area.

Ayorinde said the ongoing fencing-off and beautification of the road set-back from Ilupeju bypass to PWD/Ikeja GRA would constitute the first phase of the transformation of the Oshodi area.

The second phase, he added, would begin from PWD/Ikeja GRA and stretch all the way to Agege/Pen cinema axis.

Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, said contrary to claims in some quarters, none of the occupants’ properties was destroyed in the demolition exercise.

“On Tuesday night, we found that all the occupants have complied and moved to the new market. The only one that remained actually called us to say that he was in the East burying his late mother. For that one, we had to evacuate his properties and they are safe with us. So, nothing was destroyed in the exercise.”



Adejare added that the governor had been so magnanimous to have allowed the shop owners acquire new shops in Isopakodowo market at N5,000 in a place like Oshodi.

“There is nowhere in Lagos where you will be paying N5, 000 per shop not to talk of the central Oshodi, but the governor agreed with them and we said we were ready to concede after which we now formally served them with a quit notice through the office of the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development,” he said.


http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2016/01/bunker-arms-discovered-under-shops-at-demolished-oshodi-market/

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Re: Bunker, Arms Discovered At Demolished Oshodi Market Shops by BeeBeeOoh(m): 6:34am On Jan 08, 2016
Sauce d rice biko

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Re: Bunker, Arms Discovered At Demolished Oshodi Market Shops by brunofarad(m): 6:35am On Jan 08, 2016
angry sad sad

Where is the picture of the bunker

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Re: Bunker, Arms Discovered At Demolished Oshodi Market Shops by MoonChildng: 6:36am On Jan 08, 2016
Nah real sauce the rice
BeeBeeOoh:
Sauce d rice biko
Re: Bunker, Arms Discovered At Demolished Oshodi Market Shops by loreee1(m): 6:38am On Jan 08, 2016
source




http://www.ngrguardiann ews.com/2016/01
Re: Bunker, Arms Discovered At Demolished Oshodi Market Shops by kokozain(m): 6:46am On Jan 08, 2016
This is great news the legacy continues

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Re: Bunker, Arms Discovered At Demolished Oshodi Market Shops by Ayt27(m): 6:55am On Jan 08, 2016
Immediately before I clicked this thread I said to myself this is rooster and bull.
Anything to get sympathy

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Re: Bunker, Arms Discovered At Demolished Oshodi Market Shops by Toosure70: 6:58am On Jan 08, 2016
lagoon at last

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Re: Bunker, Arms Discovered At Demolished Oshodi Market Shops by seunmsg(m): 7:08am On Jan 08, 2016
” Adejare added that the governor had been so magnanimous to have allowed the shop owners acquire new shops in Isopakodowo market at N5,000 in a place like Oshodi. “There is nowhere in Lagos where you will be paying N5, 000 per shop not to talk of the central Oshodi, but the governor agreed with them and we said we were ready to concede after which we now formally served them with a quit notice"

Kudos to the governor for his magnanimity. It is very good to read that the traders didn't lost their properties and affordable alternatives was provided for them before the demolition. The guy that was screaming yesterday that the Igbos among the shop owners should all relocate back to the east need to read this. The governor has provided good and affordable alternatives for the traders and most of them have accepted his offer.

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Re: Bunker, Arms Discovered At Demolished Oshodi Market Shops by mysteriousman(m): 7:09am On Jan 08, 2016
Una don cook the story abi oya make una add source na

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Re: Bunker, Arms Discovered At Demolished Oshodi Market Shops by Sibrah: 7:15am On Jan 08, 2016
Trash news without source.
Re: Bunker, Arms Discovered At Demolished Oshodi Market Shops by koboko69: 7:17am On Jan 08, 2016
The tribalEAST will still come and claim victims.
seunmsg:
Adejare added that the governor had been so magnanimous to have allowed the shop owners acquire new shops in Isopakodowo market at N5,000 in a place like Oshodi. “There is nowhere in Lagos where you will be paying N5, 000 per shop not to talk of the central Oshodi, but the governor agreed with them and we said we were ready to concede after which we now formally served them with a quit notice"

Kudos to the governor for his magnanimity.

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Re: Bunker, Arms Discovered At Demolished Oshodi Market Shops by goodlifehyd(m): 7:22am On Jan 08, 2016
seunmsg:
” Adejare added that the governor had been so magnanimous to have allowed the shop owners acquire new shops in Isopakodowo market at N5,000 in a place like Oshodi. “There is nowhere in Lagos where you will be paying N5, 000 per shop not to talk of the central Oshodi, but the governor agreed with them and we said we were ready to concede after which we now formally served them with a quit notice"

Kudos to the governor for his magnanimity. It is very good to read that the traders didn't lost their properties and affordable alternatives was provided for them before the demolition. The guy that was screaming yesterday that the Igbos among the shop owners should all relocate back to the east need to read this. The governor has provided good and affordable alternatives for the traders and most of them have accepted his offer.
most of them won't see that part of the news but scream igbos are being punished, even in areas just developing you will hardly get a shop for that amount not to talk of a whole Oshodi, Abeg "hallysong" knack me that your track again joor grin

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Re: Bunker, Arms Discovered At Demolished Oshodi Market Shops by Mckennedy: 7:24am On Jan 08, 2016
loreee1:
source





http://www.ngrguardiann
ews.com/2016/01

Your source is fake try again...

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Re: Bunker, Arms Discovered At Demolished Oshodi Market Shops by AustineE1: 7:40am On Jan 08, 2016
Propaganda is the hallmark of the APC government,wonder when they will out-grow this election campaign mentality and face reality.
The more shops you destroy,the more thiefs you create in lagos,the more unleavable it becomes,dont forget that 'what happens in vegas stays in vegas'.

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Re: Bunker, Arms Discovered At Demolished Oshodi Market Shops by theV0ice: 7:41am On Jan 08, 2016

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Re: Bunker, Arms Discovered At Demolished Oshodi Market Shops by emmalexabl(m): 7:45am On Jan 08, 2016
Is it just Bunker of arms.,what else did they discover??
This people and lies ehhh..
They breath and feed on lies and propaganda...

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Re: Bunker, Arms Discovered At Demolished Oshodi Market Shops by Lovexme(m): 8:04am On Jan 08, 2016
Inconclusive piece of news.
OP, next time try to use paragraphs. Thanks.
Re: Bunker, Arms Discovered At Demolished Oshodi Market Shops by omenka(m): 8:12am On Jan 08, 2016
Pictures would have made this more credible. Since there aren't, I'd hold my fire.

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Re: Bunker, Arms Discovered At Demolished Oshodi Market Shops by looseweight: 8:18am On Jan 08, 2016
AustineE1:
Propaganda is the hallmark of the APC government,wonder when they will out-grow this election campaign mentality and face reality.
The more shops you destroy,the more thiefs you create in lagos,the more unleavable it becomes,dont forget that 'what happens in vegas stays in vegas'.


What is this one saying again. Can't you read

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Re: Bunker, Arms Discovered At Demolished Oshodi Market Shops by Nobody: 8:18am On Jan 08, 2016
Yellobar propaganda

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Re: Bunker, Arms Discovered At Demolished Oshodi Market Shops by YoruBanger: 8:18am On Jan 08, 2016
Adejare added that the governor had been so magnanimous to have allowed the shop owners acquire new shops in Isopakodowo market at N5,000 in a place like Oshodi.

“There is nowhere in Lagos where you will be paying N5, 000 per shop not to talk of the central Oshodi, but the governor agreed with them and we said we were ready to concede after which we now formally served them with a quit notice through the office of the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development,” he said.


Imagine o. Yet some people will be opening mischievous propaganda threads claiming the allocated shops at the BETTER alternative market cost between 1 to 3-million naira? ? I am pretty sure it'll be difficult to find a shop that's as cheap as the Lag govt alternative market in the SE, yet these people just like to wail and cry about VICTIMIZATION at the slightest opportunity.

If Una feel victimized please pack up and go back to the SE. Una blackmail attempts are Dead on Arrival. Truth is you can never please some folks no matter what you do.

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Re: Bunker, Arms Discovered At Demolished Oshodi Market Shops by andymofia(m): 8:18am On Jan 08, 2016
brunofarad:
Where is the picture of the bunker

I tire o

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Re: Bunker, Arms Discovered At Demolished Oshodi Market Shops by andymofia(m): 8:19am On Jan 08, 2016
the bunker and arms nko?

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Re: Bunker, Arms Discovered At Demolished Oshodi Market Shops by obontami: 8:19am On Jan 08, 2016
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Re: Bunker, Arms Discovered At Demolished Oshodi Market Shops by obailala(m): 8:20am On Jan 08, 2016
Adejare added that the governor had been so magnanimous to have allowed the shop owners acquire new shops in Isopakodowo market at N5,000 in a place like Oshodi.

“There is nowhere in Lagos where you will be paying N5, 000 per shop not to talk of the central Oshodi
Is this true?... If this is the case then it isnt too bad. However, a 16 days notice given on the 21st of December when traders had already travelled for christmas and a demolition when they had barely returned to pick their goods, that's rather inconsiderate and callous.

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Re: Bunker, Arms Discovered At Demolished Oshodi Market Shops by DickDastardly(m): 8:20am On Jan 08, 2016
angry
Re: Bunker, Arms Discovered At Demolished Oshodi Market Shops by In2systemsTech(m): 8:20am On Jan 08, 2016
Pictures nko?

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