The popular Ogba market located in the high brow area of Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos state, has finally been reopened.
Encomium.ng’s checks revealed the market was reopened today, Friday, October 13, 2017.
Though the once upon a time bubbling arena is not back to its old self, activities are gradually picking up as buyers are seen moving from one end to the other. While some shops are still under lock and key.
According to information pieced together by encomium.ng, the market was reopened after traders fulfilled the requirement as stated by the government.
One of the requirements was to fence the market thereby creating a walkway for buyers and passersby and preventing street hawkers from displaying their goods on the walkway as well as on the road thereby obstructing traffic. These instructions the traders have adhered to.
Speaking about this development, some of the traders who are back to business expressed their excitement.
“I am happy our shops have been reopened, it has been a while I made money to cater for my family. All the goods in my shop are intact, we have fulfilled the requirements given to us by the government and I am happy about it, we are waiting for business to boom like it used to”.
Ifeoma, a sales girl also spoke with us “I used to come here every day just to see if it would be opened but they kept promising, today tomorrow until I heard our shops would be opened today, I am very happy, my boss is also very happy as well”
Mrs Ajayi an accessory seller has this to say ” At last we are back to business. It seems our shops have been closed forever, I was afraid the worst would happen, I am happy and relieved we are back to business.”
It would be recalled that Ogba market was put under lock and key two weeks ago. Traders woke up to meet their shops locked up by the government. They were given requirements to meet before the shops would be opened again.
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