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Sapele market traders protest over stall allocation

Posted: Apr 17, 2015 at 7:23 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Sam Akadoro  – Special Correspondent, Sapele


The Sapele main market traders associations have called on the Delta State Government to stop the sharing formula of the newly built stores in the market, which they claimed, is yet to be completed.

The traders made this known during their peaceful protest march to the Sapele Local Government Council, Sapele Police Station and member representing Sapele in the Delta State House of Assembly, Monday Igbuya.

According to their spokespersons, Mr. Sunday Oghene, Madam Grace

Okpako and Mrs. Joy Odafe, the Sapele main market stores are not yet fully completed, because there are no toilets and other facilities that will enhance the activities of the traders and urged the government to stop the allocation.

In their words: “We want to be part of the sharing formula, because many of us were asked to leave our various stores to re-construct the market over eight years”.

They now and accused Chief P.D.O. Akpeki of “hijacking the sharing of the stores to those people who did not need them”.

Responding, Ejaife Omizu Odebala, Chairman of Sapele Local Government Council, Monday Igbuya, and the Divisional Police Officer (DPO)

in charge of Sapele assured the protesters that their complaints will be sent to the right quarters for action, and urge them to maintain peace in all they do.