The Lagos State Government has issued a two-week eviction notice to the occupants of the Alaba Rago Market in the state.
This was confirmed in a statement released by the state police command on Thursday as the Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led government seeks to modernise the market which is located along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway.
According to the command, the notice was issued after months of negotiation between the state government and representatives of the occupiers of the market.
A joint team of Rapid Response Squad and Lagos Task Force went to inform the occupants of the eviction notice.
The statement read, "After several months of negotiation between Lagos State Government and representatives of the occupiers of Alaba Rago over the modernisation of the market, Government through a joint team of Rapid Response Squad and Lagos Taskforce has given the occupants of Alaba Rago a 14-day ultimatum to vacate the market.
"The joint team, which was led by Commander, Rapid Response Squad (RRS), CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi and Chairman, Lagos State Environment and Special Offences Unit (Taskforce), CSP Sola Jejeloye met the occupants of the market in clusters to inform them of the 14-day vacation order."
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