Edo state government says plans are in the offing to create additional markets to absorb those traders that would be displaced from streets in the metropolis.
This hint was dropped on Friday by the Secretary to the Edo State Government, Mr. Osarodion Ogie, who represented the State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, during an interactive session with landlords, traders, property owners and community leaders located around Ring road and environ.
He added that the present administration would not hesitate to recover state government lands located around the Benin metropolis for purposes of motor parks and markets.
‘’We have discussed with the market women in the area and we have decided to interact with you as Landlords, traders, property owners and community leaders on the state of our environment and how to improve the sanitary condition of the area,” he said.
One of the traders at the interactive session, Mr Michael Ezeani, commended the state government for carrying them along in the implementation of the ‘Edo Clean-up Project’.
Ezeani, the president of Akugbe Multi-traders association said that the traders were ready to collaborate with the state government to clean up the affected areas.