Panic, As Fayose Vows To Demolish Ekiti’s Biggest Market, Gives Ultimatum

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Ekiti state Governor Ayo Fayose

Following Governor Ayo Fayose public announcement in a state broadcast on Tuesday night that there was no going back on the demolition exercise slated to commence on November 8, at least 2,000 traders at Erekesan market in Ado-Ekiti have on Wednesday been running helter-skelter to meet up with the deadline.

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Throng of traders at the market which was located at the centre of Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State Capital were seen moving their wares out of the market to a temporary one situated about a thousand metres away from the old one.

According to sources close to the market, the government has also deployed town criers to the market to sensitize the traders about the looming exercise and the need to move out ahead of time in order to avoid forceful eviction.

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The governor, who said he had already paid compensation to the traders, consequently asked them to vacate the market in their own interest and relocate to another existing market at Awedele area of the state capital.



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