By Muraina Fatima
Ondo state government has commissioned the Oduduwa Perishable Market at Igoba, along Ado road in Akure North local government area of the state.
This was aimed towards decongesting other major markets in the state as well as meeting the directives against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking at the commissioning, Special Adviser to the governor on Commerce, Industry and Cooperative Service, Mr Tunji Ifabiyi said the commissioning came at a time everybody embraced the market establishment .
Ifabiyi, who was represented by the Special Assistant to the governor on Market, Mr Raji Sikiru noted that there was need for more market to spring up to meet the growing population of the people in Akure .
Government, he said has directed traders selling at the Igoba entrance junction to vacate the place immediately as government will not hesitate to take action against them to avoid any form of disaster on the major road.
He reminded traders on the need to continue to observe the rules of COVID -19 as well as avoid selling on the major road.
Addressing the traders, Chairman of Akure North Local government area, Mr Adeleye Olurotimi advised the traders to group themselves into cooperatives that would qualify them to apply for micro credit loan from government.
The Obaloogun of Igoba land, Oba Adinlewa Adeniyi expressed his royal support to the people and traders, urging them to always notify him whenever they face any challenge or whatsoever.
Chairman of the market, Mr Emmanuel Faith appreciated government and promised to ensure that all rules and regulations are strictly adhere to.