The Lagos State Government has ordered the immediate closure of an illegal plank market in Oko-Baba Extension by Wright Street in Yaba Local Council Development Area of the State.

This was contained in a statement signed and released by the Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Hon. Muslim Folami, on Sunday.

The statement read, “the decision to shut down the market was based on the fact that it had become a security threat as well as a hide out for hoodlums who attack innocent citizens and commuters in the area.

“The State Government, under Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, was passionately and irrevocably committed to the safety of lives and property of residents in the State and would not allow any potential security threat to thrive.”

Folami urged traders in the affected market to comply with the directive, just as he warned that those who flout the order would face the wrath of the law.

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