Tuesday, 5 March 2013

U-Report: CD Urges South-East Govs To Intervene In Lagos Market Closure

Ladipo Market Lagos

Report By: Publicity Unit Of Campaign For Democracy; South-East Region

The Campaign for Democracy (CD) has urged the South-East governors to intervene in the current closure of Ladipo Market in Lagos State due to its economic importance to Ndi-Igbo.

This was contained in a statement issued to newsmen in Onitsha, Anambra State on Monday.

The statement was signed by Dede Uzor A. Uzor, Chairman, CD South-East Region.

The statement said that closing the entire market for mere alleged non conduct of environmental sanitation exercise is a denial of the economic right of thousands of traders as well as millions of people in Lagos and the country benefiting from the market.

``We want the South-East governors, traditional rulers and the Oba of Lagos to prevail on the Lagos State governor to reverse the directive and open the market in the interest of the economic right of Nigerians affected by the market closure”.

``The governors through the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) should warn Lagos State governor over taking inhuman actions since it is widely believed that Lagos is a multi-ethnic settlement”.

 ``President Goodluck Jonathan should intervene and talk to the Lagos State governor to weigh actions before taking them,’’ The statement said.

 The statement further said that the present development where little provocation would lead to immeasurable action against the citizens of the state was uncalled for.

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