Weeks from now, Lagos Island Local Government in collaboration with the State Government, will relocate traders affected by the Apongbon fire incident.
This cheering news was disclosed by the chairman of the Council, Hon. (Prince) Tijani Adetoyese Olusi on Wednesday.
He spoke while giving an update on the efforts of the Council in partnership with the Federal and State Government, to return normalcy to the area and ensure that affected residents have their means of livelihood back.
He said, “We are working round the clock to see that our people affected by the unfortunate fire incident, have their lives back.
“Relocating them is a priority for us, just as ensuring that safety is never compromised in the area again.
“As a local council, we are in lockstep with the Federal and State Government in doing the needful, to fix the current problem and ensure there is no repeat.
“As a mark of our commitment to get the affected traders back on their feet, in weeks from now, in collaboration with the State Government, they would be moved to new and conducive trading points in the downtown commercial hub of Lagos Island, to continue with their trading.
“In collaboration with the central government, we are working to ensure that the area affected by the incident is cleaned up and every trading activity and illegality, permanently disengaged at the Apongbon/Berger under bridge.”
Hon. Adetoyese Olusi enjoined the people of the local government to be law-abiding to help government fulfil its mandate.