According to report reaching OYOGist.com, market women trading in Itoku market, Abeokuta in Ogun State are reportedly protesting the proposed demolition of their shops by officials of the Abeokuta South Local Government.
The marketers took to the street in the state capital after men of the Abeokuta South Local Government gave the traders 48-hour to relocate from the market.
The marketers who are mostly women are calling on the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to prevail on the Local Government to halt the proposed demolition.
The marketers were first notified of the proposed demolition two weeks ago just after the lockdown was lifted in the state.
The leaders of the protecting traders reiterate that they are ready to get a developer to develop the type of structure they want at the location because the local government owns will be at an inflated price.
“We will get a developer to develop the type of structure the government wants at the location since government developer will work at an inflated price” says the leader of the protesters.
Speaking further, Mrs. Ojuroungbe Sowemimo, the spokesperson of the market women plead with Dapo Abiodun to pity the traders as they are just recovering from the shock of pandemic that has affected their businesses adversely.
Meanwhile, Solicitor to the family of Oba Oladapo Ademola, the late Alake of Egbaland has warned the men of the local government to desist from harassing the traders or be ready to face court action.