Against the backdrop of health hazards to residents being constituted by the plank market located in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, Governor Abiola Ajimobi yesterday ordered hundreds of traders at the popular Temidire Plank Market at New Ife Road, Ibadan, to be relocated immediately.

Speaking through his Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Mr. Yomi Layinka, the governor told journalists at the Press Center of the Government Secretariat that the directive became imperative based on the petitions on the environmental pollution and the health hazards being constituted by the market to residents in the area.

He noted that the plank sellers had plied their business in the area about 50 years ago, when no house was built in the area but the location of the market now constitute health hazards to the residents of the densely populated area.



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