LAGOS — The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-West has described the planned displacement of over 50,000 traders at the popular Katangowa market in Lagos State by the state government without provision of alternative settlement as wicked and inhuman.
“The Governor Babatunde Fashola-led Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) government in Lagos State has shown clear enough that it hates the masses,” PDP said.
The PDP said only a devilish government would attempt to render over 50,000 traders jobless less than two months after it sent over 50,000 Okada riders out of business.
In a statement issued yesterday by its Zonal Publicity Secretary, Hon Kayode Babade, the PDP said even if the traders were occupying government land as claimed by Governor Fashola; they still deserve to be protected by the government.
They asked: “Haven’t they been paying levies to the government (both local council and state)?”
Governor Fashola, during a visit to the market,told the traders government would not relocate them, as they were not the rightful owners of the land.