The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has said that he re-opened the popular Shasha Market early due to economic factor.
The Governor on Tuesday ordered the immediate reopening of the market over a week after closing it as a result of a deadly clash between Yoruba and Hausa communities there.
The Governor ordered the closing of the market on February 13 following the crisis that led to killing of many people and burning of shops .
The governor, ordered the reopening of the market Tuesday morning during a meeting with stakeholders which consist of the leaders of the Hausa and Yoruba communities at the state secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan,
Acccording to Makinde, the decision was due to the economic situation and the peculiarities associated it.
Makinde said, “Considering the economic situation and the peculiarities we have with us, I have heard what you said, and we will immediately reopen the Shasha market. They will bring bulldozer(s) to the market today.
“When my brother governors visited Seriki Shasha’s palace, while we were working around, I realised that both the people I saw at Seriki’s place and those I met at Baale’s palace were not happy because they had been deprived of doing their jobs. If you look at Oyo State, even when the COVID-19 was at its peak, I decided not to shut our market places because I knew and also explained to the leadership of the country at the national level that in our state, we have people that the proceeds from what they get today will determine if they will eat tomorrow or not.”