Oshodi marketers demand demarcation fence to prevent accident
By Edith Igbokwe
The traders in Oshodi market have called on the Lagos government to put demarcation fence in place, which would separate the market from the road side thereby protecting their lives and making the road accessible for commuters.
This came as the marketers sensed that the government needs to plan the structure with the ongoing construction of mega bus terminal/interchange and road construction within the market.
Although they declared that the partial closure of Oshodi Flyover Bridge and the ongoing construction advancement of the transport interchange project have not affected their business transactions, they need precaution against unforeseen circumstances.
According to the marketers who spoke with Echonews, the bridge closure does not in any way affect their sales as the skywalk operation takes place at 10pm and re-opens at early hours of 5am before market sales commencement.
Theymarketers also spoke of the benefit of having round fence demarcation which will separate the market from the road side thereby protecting their lives and making the road accessible for commuters.
Meanwhile, they said that the erection of the fence around the market would give the business community a defined geographical architecture and befitting structure that would bring about world class business hub.
The marketers’ words were true confirmation of the earlier said words of the Head of Statistics and Records of Planet Project, the contractor handling the Oshodi mega project, Mr. Yomi Sholaja, who explained that the project would add to the environment aesthetics of the market upon completion.