The Lagos State Government said it has shut the Owonifari market within the notorious loop of Oshodi to be “transformed into an ultra modern bus terminus with new bus shelters that are befitting of a structured park in a mega city@
In a statement signed by the State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, the government said the affected traders and shop owners have been relocated to the newly built Isopakodowo market stalls at Bolade area in Oshodi.
The move the statement said is “geared towards the need to sanitize and beautify the entire Oshodi area and bring transformation, in particular, to the Owonifari loop as well as the entire bus stop terminals, which have somewhat constituted a menace and an eyesore within the locality”.
Mr. Ayoride stated further that Lagosians should expect from this transformation exercise, a new Oshodi that will be sane and safe and where both traders and commuters would be pleased to visit and trade.
He assured that the traders being relocated have been properly allocated shops within the Isopakodowo market and that the demolition of the loop is in the best interest of the people who should expect a world-class bus terminus there.