Lagos Katangua (Katangowa) Market To Be Closed By Fashola


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Dec 3rd, 2012 – Lagos Katangua Market (Katangowa)To Be Closed By Fashola

Lagos state is set to close the popular Katangua Market (Katangowa) located in Agbado Oke Odo area of Lagos State, Nigeria.

The popular second hand (Okirika) clothing trading hotspot in Lagos may be no more.

The market that has over 30,000 active traders is a top Okirika market in Nigeria with thousands of buyers flocking in from all over the country.

Katangua market that started over 30 years ago is set to cease from existence following a visit Governor Babatunde Fashola paid to the market on Thursday.

On November 29, the reknown Governor made a tour of the facility in a plan to build a Digital Village that might cost Lagos billions of Naira to complete.

Lagos State Government plans to relocate Computer Village traders in Ikeja to the popular Katangua market.

The Fate Of Katangua (Katangowa) Market Traders?

While addressing the worried traders, Governor Fashola claims they’re not the rightful owner of the land.

He said the 17 Hectares of Land they occupied is owned by Lagos State Government .

The traders however begged the governor to move them to Amikanle area but Raji Fashola makes no commitment to their requests.

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