The Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde has revealed why he ordered the immediate reopening of Shasa market, after a week of closure.
Makinde said he reopened the market for the economy of the state to thrive.
The Governor had closed the market on February 13 following the crisis that led to the killing of many people and the burning of houses.
While speaking with the leaders of the Hausa and Yoruba communities at the House of Chiefs Secretariat, Agodi, the governor promised to move workers to the site of the market and begin work immediately.
Makinde said: “Considering the economic situation and the peculiarities we have with us, I have heard what you said, and we will immediately reopen the Shasa market. They will bring a bulldozer to the market today.
“When my brother Governors visited Seriki Shasa palace, while we were working around, I realised that both the people I saw at Seriki’s place and those I met at Baale’s place were not happy because they have been deprived of doing their job. If you look at Oyo State, even when the COVID-19 was at its peak, I decided not to shut our market places because I know and also explained to the leadership of the country at the national level that in our state, we have people that the proceeds from what they get today will determine if they will eat tomorrow or not.”