Traders at the popular new Alade Market, Ikeja, Lagos, have called on the Lagos State Government to help provide good access roads, electricity and other social amenities needed to aid their business at the market.
Speaking during the first anniversary of the relocation of the market to its new site, many of the shop owners said that the new complex lacked good link roads and suffered irregularity of electricity supply; this they said affects their sales significantly.
According to the Iyaloja of the market, Mrs. Elizabeth Adenuga: “We are happy with the environment of the new Alade Market, but all we are pleading with the government to build good link roads so that customers can easily drive into the complex easily.
“Even though sales have not been the way we expected here when we moved in one year ago, we believe that things will improve significantly when vital infrastructure, including regular electricity supply, is provided.”
The developer of the property, Mr. Lai Omotola, said that even though about N2bn had been spent in erecting the 504 shops, 200 K-Clamps and 20 toilets in the complex, an additional N150m would be further expanded in the coming months to make the market truly ultra-modern.
Source: Punch News