More than one year after the Lagos State Government announced moving the popular Mile 12 market located in Kosofe, Lagos Mainland, to Imota community in Ikorodu and the eventual construction that followed it, the decision to move the market has suffered another setback.
According to recent developments, the delay in the projected move of the market to Imota was as a result of the topography challenges and other constructions on the site.
Speaking at the Ministerial Press Briefing to mark the third year anniversary of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration held at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre in Alausa, Lagos Mainland, the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr Rotimi Ogunleye said “the relocation of Mile 12 Market to Imota was taking longer than projected due to topography challenges and expansion of the scope of the project to accommodate other markets.”
He however assured that it would, however, be completed by the second quarter of 2018.
Commenting on other developments, Ogunleye noted that the development of the Katangowa ICT Park would commence with the upgrading of roads to the site, adding that the project would remove the chaos currently associated with Computer Village, Ikeja.
“When ready, the project would be the biggest ICT Park in West Africa and will offer 4,000 shops, exhibition halls, hotel, industrial park, warehouses, keeklamps, helipad, malls, banking halls, parking lots, conference centre, food courts, security and power, among others,” he said.
He also noted that a total of 149 distressed buildings were indentified at different locations out of which 40 have so far been demolished in the last one year.
Ogunleye added that another 38 distressed buildings have equally been earmarked for removal in the next phase, while others would follow suit.