Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun yesterday completed the process of relocating traders from the popular Kara market to Ogere.
The process, which commenced on Friday, saw the government providing the traders with about 300 hectares of land in Ogere.
The relocation of the market was sequel to the bid of traders in Mile 12 to make use of Kara market, following the closure of the Mile 12 market by Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
The governor had closed the market as a result of the clash between Hausa traders and Yoruba residents in the area which led to loss of lives and property.
A statement by the senior special assistant on media to Ogun State Governor, Adejuwon Soyinka, also disclosed that the new market has been provided with a sleeper road that ensures that traffic in and out of the complex does not affect users of the expressway.
‘‘In a bid to ensure that the traders do their business in a conducive and healthy environment, Amosun also ensured that the new market complex is provided with not less than four boreholes alongside the presence of a stream.’’
Welcoming the traders to the new location, Amosun assured them of his administration’s determination to provide them with a modern market fitted with fire service centre, modern stalls, a police station, an abattoir and other services. Amosun further explained that the decision to relocate Kara market to the present Ogere location had been taken since 2012.