APC Urge Fayose to Compensate Traders Before rebuilding Market
All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ado-Ekiti Local Government Area has appealed to Governor Ayo Fayose to adequately compensate traders to be displaced by the planned reconstruction of the largest market in the city, the Erekesan.
It urged the Fayose administration to implement the reconstruction with human face and not cause hardship for the market men and women.
The party also called on the governor to tell the people how he wants to finance the new market project to give them assurance that it would be completed in record time.
The Ado Ekiti APC Chairman, David Adigun, in a statement yesterday, said the immediate past administration of former Governor Kayode Fayemi had conceived a new market to be financed from the N25 billion bond.
Adigun explained that the intent of the Fayemi government was to make the market one of its legacy projects like Ikogosi Tourism resort, Ekiti Parapo Pavilion, Ayoba Government house, Moremi Olayinka Civic Centre and a host of others.
He said it is unfortunate that the people of Ado Ekiti are yet to know the circumstances that led to the fire that gutted the market in May “before various interest groups and stakeholders were coerced to accept and key into the project without the deserved consultation across board”.
Adigun said: “The circumstance and the mode at which the inferno at the market occurred still leaves sour taste in the psychic of many people.
“Tongues are wagging and people want to know the circumstance that led to it and if it is a mystery, it ought to have been unraveled by now especially when the unfortunate arson occurred while the state imposed citywide-curfew lasted.