The Lagos State government has said that there is no going back on the planned relocation of the popular Computer Village in Ikeja and the Mile 12 Market.
Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Toyin Ayinde, said Mile 12 Market along with Ajelogo and Akinmode markets would certainly be relocated to Parafa in Ikorodu to decongest traffic on the expressway.
Ayinde, at a ministerial press conference in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, said the plan to relocate the Mile 12 Market and others was to ease traffic congestion and forestall environmental degradation in and around the present location.
“The relocation, when eventually actualised, will benefit from the effectiveness of the ongoing road expansion from Ketu to Ikorodu Town. Also, the new regional market when established will be expected to serve as a catalyst for socio-economic development of Ikorodu and its environs,” he said.
According to him, efforts were on to ensure effective monitoring of the proposed site from further encroachment.
“To date, the perimeter survey of the site has been prepared, preliminary studies have also been carried out while stakeholders’ engagement is ongoing,” he said.