Ogun to allocate shops in Ultra Modern Shopping Malls Thursday

Posted by News Express | 26 March 2017 | 1,549 times

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•Governor Ibikunle Amosun.

Shops in the ultra modern shopping malls built by the Ogun State Government will be allocation to beneficiaries on Thursday.

Governor Ibikunle Amosun, who disclosed this during interaction with traders at Omida, Itoku, Sapon and Isale Igbein markets over the weekend, stated that the shops will be allocated first to traders, who were asked to vacate for the construction of the new complexes. 

“You will recall that back then, we took your photographs, did video recordings and took other records of your shops that were affected. Now we are simply going back to the records and would allocate, first to those who were affected,” Amosun said.

The governor explained that the delay in the allocation of the complexes was due to the need to ensure that all categories of traders are catered for.

According to him, “We realised that not all our people can afford to take up shops within the newly built ultra modern shopping malls, not only because of cost but also due to the number of shops available. So we decided to ensure that no one is left behind, by constructing some additional market stalls and shops. Now, they are all ready and that is why we are allocating them by this week Thursday.”

He added that this would not be a one off exercise as the state government is ready to build additional modern markets in order to accommodate more traders, who have signified interest but cannot participate in the current allocation.

The markets are fitted with modern conveniences and state of the art facilities, including lifts and escalators.

These fully air conditioned, multi-level modern shopping complexes are set to permanently change the look and feel of a public marketplace, another feat under the Amosun-led administration’s Mission to Rebuild Ogun State.

Source: News Express

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