By Dapo Akinrefon
LAGOS—THE Lagos State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr Jimi Agbaje, yesterday, visited Ladipo, Idi-Oro, Oshodi and Ikeja markets and promised the traders to put an end to the era of impunity, allegedly suffered by them at the hand of the Lagos State Government, with incessant shutting of their business places over different excuses.
Meanwhile, President-General of the Ladipo Central Executive Auto Dealers’ Association, Mr Ikechukwu Animalu, expressed worry over the harsh regime of levies and charges imposed by the state government and the council, with no commensurate services.Agbaje accompanied by his running mate, Alhaja Safurat Abdulkareem, promised the traders that he will stop the multiple taxation imposed on them by the All Progressives Congress, APC, government in the state.
He also promised to improve the sanitary conditions in the Ladipo Auto Spare Parts Market and the welfare of its occupants, by building a pedestrian bridge at the Toyota Bus-Stop access of the market, as well as establishing a system of overnight waste management.
He said “I am a business man and I want to assure you that I know what it means to close your market at the slightest opportunity. I want to assure you that we shall reverse this and stop multiple taxations because it is against the principle of natural justice.”
Agbaje said that a PDP administration will discharge its responsibility of maintaining sanitation in the market, instead of blaming Ladipo businesses for improper waste disposal.
According to him, “The way it is going to work is that when Ladipo traders are closing in the evening, the cleaners will resume to clean up the place in preparation for the following morning’s business. That is the way it works in other places in the world. And I see no reason why we cannot achieve it