Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Tuesday said that traders in the popular Mile 12 Market would be relocated to the new market site in Imota in the next six months.
The governor, who inspected the new site proposed for the market, assured that work would commence there in the next seven days to realise the objective.
He ordered the Ministry of Physical Planning to commence work to meet up with the six months deadline.
The governor urged residents to embrace the change as an avenue to boost trade and expand road network in the area.
Ambode said that the market, which would sit on a 35- hectare expanse of land, would be provided with modern facilities for the convenience of traders.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that community leaders and traders in the Mile 12 area had in March agreed with a plan of the State Government to relocate the market to a more convenient location.
According to the government, the market has outgrown its present location and needs to be relocated.
The government had announced the relocation plan after a communal clash in the area led to a two-week closure of the market, before its eventual reopening on March 17.