Makinde reopens Shasa market | Dailytrust

Makinde reopens Shasa market

The Oyo state governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, has ordered the immediate reopening of Shasa market in Akinyele Local Government Area of the state.

The governor had shut the market after Hausa and Yoruba traders clashed two weeks ago.

Some persons were killed, while houses were razed in the crisis.

While speaking with the leaders of the Hausa and Yoruba communities at the House of Chiefs, Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan, on Tuesday, the governor promised to move workers to the site of the market so that work can begin immediately.

Makinde said: “Considering the economic situation and the peculiarities we have with us, I have heard what you said, and we will immediately reopen the Shasa market. They will bring bulldozer to the market today.

“When my brother Governors visited Seriki Shasa palace, while we were working around, I realised that both the people I saw at Seriki’s place and those I met at Baale’s place were not happy because they have been deprived of doing their job. If you look at Oyo State, even when the COVID-19 was at its peak, I decided not to shut our market places because I know and also explained to the leadership of the country at the national level that in our state, we have people that the proceeds from what they get today will determine if they will eat tomorrow or not.”