Kwara govt shuts Mandate Market till Monday


Biola Azeez – Ilorin

Following Saturday morning skirmishes in the popular trading centre in the Ilorin metropolis called Mandate market, Kwara State Government has ordered immediate shutdown of the market.

The market will be re-opened on Monday from 8 am, according to a statement by the Commissioner for Business, Innovation and Technology, Mallam Ibrahim Akaje.

“Even though the government has restored normalcy to the market after the initial tension and opportunist attacks by hoodlums on people’s properties, the government hereby directs temporary closure of the market for security reasons pending resolution of some issues that had triggered the disturbances,” the statement…

Source: Nigerian Tribune