The Lagos State Government demolished the Owonifari Market at Oshodi which has been in existence over many years on Wednesday morning.
The market has been closed since Tuesday to curb security challenges within the Oshodi metropolis.T he demolition was completed at about 7.45am
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, said ,the move was geared towards the need and beautify the market , and has to bring transformation to Owonifari area, as well as the entire bus stop terminal, which had been constituting a menace and an eyesore in the locality.
Ayorinde said, “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.”The demolition was directly supervised in the earlier hours of Wednesday by the Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode. Also on the ground to supervise the demolition were 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.