Traders beg Mimiko for soft loans

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ONDO – Traders in Laje and Likapala markets in Ondo town Monday appealed to Gov. Olusegun Mimiko of for financial assistance in the form of soft loans to .

The traders, who were  mainly women, made the appeal at  a Mr Fred Daropale, the Special Assistant to the Governor Management.

The held at  the Lipakala/Laje Junction .

Mrs Sileola Akindojutimi, who spoke behalf of the traders, said loans had been given to some of colleagues  in   markets by the state government.

Akindojutimi  urged the governor to extend such gesture  to the traders in markets too.

While commending the state government for the construction of neighbourhood markets across the state, Akindojutimi also called for  adequate security in the   to ensure safety of the  wares

Daropale, who is also the chairman of the Management Committee, urged the women to cooperate the state government by ensuring that the markets were kept clean always.

He warned  that  government would condone any act  of default in the payment of rents of stalls .

The governor’s aide assured the traders that their request would be forwarded to the appropriate authorities.

According to him, government has made all the necessary provisions in the markets to them conducive for the traders and stakeholders .

“You are expected to cooperate the government which showed so much love and passion to transform the filthy  environment to modern and decent premises devoid of filth and disorderliness ,” he said. (NAN)