The Lagos State Government and a construction company, DHB Construction Limited, has signed an agreement for the redevelopment of the Sandgrouse Market in Lagos Island East Local Government.
In a brief ceremony held at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, Principal Private Secretary to Governor Ambode, Abiodun Bamgboye, who spoke on behalf of the state government, said the purpose of convening the meeting was to ensure that all stakeholders in the market are carried along in the plan to redevelop the market.
“Today is somewhat symbolic in the history of the state and it also goes to show some of the concerns of government especially in ensuring that things are done with the consent of all stakeholders.
“The information that we have on hand, on the part of stakeholders is that Sandgrouse Market men and women in agreement with the Lagos Island East Local Council Development Area as well as DHB Construction Limited would want the place redeveloped to really meet the modern needs of the market”, he said.
“So, the intent of our gathering is to ensure that this assignment is done and then for all to see the agreement and for all stakeholders to put their hands on paper to agree for the redevelopment to take place.
“We are thinking for the future that is better than the present that is why we want the place to be redeveloped”, Bamgboye said.
Responding on behalf of the traders, Iyaloja of the market, Abibatu Kenku, said consultations on the project has been on for a while, saying that a consensus to rebuild the market was reached after a meeting with the Iyaloja General of Lagos, Folashade Tinubu-Ojo.
She said all stakeholders and traders in the market were duly consulted and there was a unanimous agreement that the market be redeveloped.
“The Local Government was also involved and that is …Read More
Source:: New Mail