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Shasha Market Needs A Bigger Land, Oyo Assembly Proposes Relocation to the Government

Relocation of the popular Sasa market to a better and bigger location has been proposed by the Oyo State House of Assembly, to the State Government, following the aftermath of the destruction of the market due to the recent clash.

This suggestion was made on Tuesday while discussing the pressing need for the State Government to put an end to the continuous fight between Yoruba and Hausa traders at the Market, with the latest causing a national brouhaha.

The motion, which was proposed by the honourable representing Akinyele constituency 2, Hon Olatunde Kehinde, who narrated with sadness how lives were lost and properties destroyed during the clash, mourning the sluggish response of security operatives to dissipate the crisis.

Hon Adebo Ogundoyin, Speaker of the House, labelled the occurrence as tragic and that Hausa and Yoruba indigenes at the market, played a vital role in escalating the crisis.

The Speaker also cautioned on the rising plague of insecurity across the State instructed that the various security agencies tackle these problems.

Meanwhile, the house witnessed other reactions from the Deputy Speaker, Hon Muhammad Fadeyi, Hon Adebayo Babajide (Ibadan North 2), Hon Dele Adeola (Iseyin, Itesiwaju) and the Majority Leader Hon Sanjo Adedoyin applauded Seyi Makinde for his devotion to the protection of lives and properties of the residents, he also appealed to Security Agencies especially the Nigerian Police to go back to their duty posts.

Lawmakers including Hon Ayo Fatokun (Akinyele 1), Hon Francis Adetunji (Oluyole), Hon Isiaka Tunde (Oyo East-West) and Hon Owolabi Olusola (Ibadan North East 2), charged the security agencies to be more strategic so that crises will be well managed before they occur.

Others like the Minority Leader, Hon Asimiyu Alarape, Hon Seyi Adisa (Afijio), Hon Simeon Oyeleke (Ogo Oluwa, Surulere) called for caution in handling the present insecurity situation across the State.

The Lawmakers, however in unison resolved that the present place where the Market is located is not suitable to accommodate the number of traders and the volume of goods in the market hence Government should relocate the Market bigger space.

The House also charged the State Government to set up a panel of enquiry to investigate the source of the clash to prosecute those responsible for the crisis.

The House lastly called for security Summit in all Constituencies in the State to enable stakeholders to address the present situation and prescribe the best ways to steer off future security problems.

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