PhotoNews: Traders at Burnt Ketu Plank Market Begin Immediate Reconstruction of Market; Reject Government Offer to Level Devastated Area

Traders at the Ketu Ifelodun Plank market, which burned to the ground yesterday, have begun reconstruction barely 15 hours after the incident.
The plank dealers indicated today that they wanted to avert the likelihood of an undesirable Lagos State Government intervention.

During the visit by officials of the government this afternoon, the dealers said they suspect the government secretly wants to take the market from them.  One of them said that a former a former Chairman of the Agboyi Ketu Local Government, Mrs. Yetunde Ariobieke, had tried hard to take over the market following a similar fire incident some years back, but had failed.

Describing yesterday’s fire as ‘strange’ and ‘suspicious,’ the affected dealers prayed that the fresh move by the government similarly fails.  

The visiting officials, who included the Commissioner for Special Duties, Mr. Wale Ahmed, and the Director-General of the Lagos State Safety Commission, Mrs. Odebunmi Dominga, were shunned by the traders as they tried to explain that the state government’s only intention was to clear the burnt land.
Even as Mr. Ahmed tried to assure that trading activities would resume as soon as possible, he was ignored by the traders, who said they have no trust for the administration of Governor Babatunde Fashola whom the officials were representing.

The plank dealers cited the examples of Tejuosho Market in Yaba which was taken over by the State Government after it suffered a similar fire outbreak.

Yesterday’s blaze began at about 8pm Nigerian time.  As of the time of filing this report, affected plank dealers were still scooping water from a nearby drainage to quell the fire in individual shops, ignoring the Fire Service operators and rebuilding their stands.
 

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stincting thinking

Uduagha or what do u call urself. I think there is no point replying you. You are among the Ibo guys stop from selling okrika at Oshodi express road. The truth of the matter is Lagos is making progress and it will continue to do so.

Udam, the liar!!!

Udam Ochiaghandigbo, you must be devil incarnate! How did you conclude that majority of the traders are Christians? Do you live in Ketu? I live around there and I know that you are lying!!

Did you know that Fashola's wife is a devout Christian? I am not surprised at your ignorance. In Yorubaland, Muslims and Christians relate peacefully as husband and wife, cousins, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, even as parent and child, etc Isi ewu Udam clown!!!

We don't court violence in Yorubaland, stupid, daft Udam Ochiaghandigbo!!!

Udam, you're lying!

Udam Ochiaghandigbo, you must be devil incarnate! How did you conclude that majority of the traders are Christians? Do you live in Ketu? I live around there and I know that you are lying!!

Did you know that Fashola's wife is a devout Christian? I am not surprised at your ignorance. In Yorubaland, Muslims and Christians relate peacefully as husband and wife, cousins, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, even as parent and child, etc Isi ewu Udam clown!!!

We don't court violence in Yorubaland, stupid, daft Udam Ochiaghandigbo!!!

A Religious Payback?

I never knew until recently that Mr. Fashiola was a moslem. Since the majority of those affected by the market inferno are Christians, could it be that Alhaji Fashiola is exacting some vengeance? Please help me understand.

Votes of no confidence in ACN government in Lagos

Reality is begining to set in in today's democracy in Lagos as people are taking proactive measures to curb the evil intentions of Lagos State Government.

When disaster happens it is meant to bring a facelift to the affected people and community by support of the government, but in Lagos State reverse is the case. When the gov takes over the community, it becomes a private entity, the people are displaced permanently.

I bless God democracy has come to stay and it will continue to get better, with time every stolen property by gov directly or indirectly will be restored.

Eko oni baje o!

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