By Ibrahim Apekhade Yusuf
Embattled merchants on the Ikosi-Isheri Advanced, situated at Ketu, Lagos, have known as on the Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwoolu and member of Lagos State Home of Meeting, to return to the rescue over current demolition of the outlets and stalls by the chairperson of Ikosi-Isheri Native Council Improvement Space (LCDA) Mrs. Simiat Bada.
From out there info, the distraught merchants who protested the demolition final Monday, accused the chairperson of demolishing the complicated, with none prior, stated the singular act has taken away their livelihood, whereas a few of them have been bedridden as a result of shock they’ve over the sudden demolition of the complicated.
Chief of the merchants, Mr. Amusa Isiaka, who claimed to have misplaced two outlets to the complicated demolition, stated they have been caught unaware by the developer, named Onyenachi, whom he stated claimed to be working for somebody.
He stated: “all of it occurred in January this 12 months, once we noticed some individuals available in the market and informed us that somebody that is known as ‘Onyekachi’ needed to develop the complicated, we requested them that if the complicated is to be redeveloped, is it not we that owns it that purported to develop it? They didn’t give us any additional info.
“As on the time the developer got here, the complicated was not faulty and we all the time be sure that its clear and tidy. We thought that it was joke, we mobilised ourselves and went to the chairman and informed her some individuals got here and informed us that they desires to develop the complicated.
“She informed us to go and promised to speak the individuals, for that week, there was no message from her. When there was no message from her for that week, we went to the DPO and report the matter. The DPO promised to intervene and we have been known as for a gathering, the developer stated he’s on errand and there may be nothing he can may and that he has to do as order.”
Additionally talking, 81 years outdated Madam Esther Ogunleye described the act of the LCDA chairman as sudden and unhappy.
Solicitor to the displaced merchants, Barrister Shakirullahi Obale, additionally expressed dismay on the perspective of the LCDA for ignoring all letters written by the affected merchants. Obale stated if not that the protest by the judicial staff, the matter would have been in courtroom.
Efforts to talking with the council boss, Mrs. Abolanle Bada, proved abortive, as certainly one of her aides, Mr. Ayo Idowu, who claimed to be Chief Press Secretary stated she was indisposed.