Relevant stakeholders have met to fine tune the arrangement for relocation of the old Oluwanisola Kara Market, along Lagos-Ibadan
Expressway, to the new location at Ogere, in Ikenne Local Government area of Ogun State.
Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Taiwo Adeoluwa made this known while addressing pressmen after a meeting with the Kara market relocation Committee and other stakeholders, held at the Governor’s office in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Adeoluwa said the meeting was as a result of efforts and engagements of government with the market stakeholders, which spans about three and half years, disclosing that an agreement has been reached for the immediate relocation of the market to Ogere.
Also speaking, the State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs. Adepeju Adebajo, said the relocation of the market will be a big game changer, as all farmers involved in food trade and government will benefit greatly from the market.
She explained that the market, built with state of the art facilities and occupied about 350 hectares of land, was the most developed modern market in Nigeria.
Some of the leaders of the market, the Seriki Kara, Oba Gbolagade Muritala Babalola and Alhaji Hamzart Seidu appreciated the State Government for building such an Ultra Modern market, which they confirmed was far bigger than the old space at Isheri.
While pledging to mobilise and ensure other traders at Isheri prepare for the movement to Ogere, the leaders noted that the place will be easier to operate, with the provision of basic amenities, especially, the availability of security and banks.