Ambode said work will begin at the proposed site in seven days.
According to a statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, work is expected to begin at the proposed site in seven days.
“We are all aware that we had a little crisis at Mile 12 Market in Ketu recently and here is the new site that we are relocating Mile 12 Market to Imota," Ambode was quoted as saying.
“So, our new commodities market would take off from here and so I like to give the Ministry of Physical Planning the directive to commence activities here within the next one week.
“We believe that if we start within the next seven days, within the next six months, Mile 12 Market, Ketu will be a thing of the past,” he said.
The Governor urged the residents of Imota to be accommodating as the new market will drive commerce and investment into the area.
“We are committed to doing this. We know it is in the interest of all Lagosians that we relocate Mile 12 Market. The marketers themselves have agreed; the onus is now on us to ensure that we deliver this new market within the next six months,” he said.
“I want to appeal to people in Imota that you will be having new set of investors; new set of traders and then new set of tenants. You should be very accommodating because we are bringing a whole lot here.”
Ambode also said plans are in motion to relocate the Oko Baba Market in Ebute Metta and the Oko Baba Sawmill to the Imota area of the state, adding that government would consider expanding the road network around the market and connecting the Ikorodu and Epe area.