Lagos – Mr Yabo Dadama, Chairman, Yam Sellers Association, Mile 12 Market, Ikosi-Isheri Local Council Development Area (LCDA), on Friday appealed to the Lagos State Government to rehabilitate roads in the market.
Dadama made theppeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
According to him, rehabilitation of the roads will make vehicular movement inside the market easy as well as create room for more vehicles to be parked there.
“The traders pay their taxes to the state government. We also pay the local council’s levies and fees.
“We also cooperate with all the state government agencies and local government officials operating in the market during business hours.
“The agencies have come out with a regulation that those buying things from the market should enter vehicles in the car parks within the market,’’ he told NAN.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]
“They also want those that came with private cars are to park inside the market in a bid to check gridlock along the expressway.
“Now, the agencies and local council officials are arresting traders and customers who carry loads on their head or wheel barrow outside to enter buses along the expressway.’’
Dadama said that to protect traders and customers, the market leaders have to police some exits and direct those carrying loads on head or barrow to go out through designated exits.
He said that the market leaders had to enforce the rule so that the agencies would not arrest their people and customers.
The chairman said that the government should help by rehabilitating the roads and truck parks to accommodate more vehicles.
He said that trucks carrying yams off load inside the truck park which also double as car park.
Dadama said that when the truck park was full to capacity, cars owners found it difficult to get a space to park.
He said that when these cars were parked outside, the agencies would tow them away and create more problems for the market leaders.
The chairman said that the roads and truck parks were due for rehabilitation and that the state government should make it top in their list of priorities.
According to him, Mile 12 Yam Market serves as a gateway for traders distributing yams within and outside the country. (NAN)