Makinde Issues Directive On Sasa Market

Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde has issued an order that the Sasa Market in Akinyele local government area of the State be reopened.

In a tweet, the Governor said he gave the order after meeting with the Sasa community leaders and stakeholders to discuss the economic implications of closing the market.

The Governor added that the Sasa market would be reopened except the Iroko market, where the crisis originated from.

However, the Governor appealed to both Hausa and Yoruba ethnic groups to restore their previous amicable relationship as he also directed that the market be cleared of all debris.

Sasa Market

He also ordered that solar street lights installed to ensure the market environment is well-lit and palliatives distributed to the affected traders.

Makinde Issues Directive On Sasa Market
Sasa community leaders and stakeholders during a meeting with Governor Seyi Makinde.

You will recall that the Sasa crisis started as a mere misunderstanding between a cart pusher and a stall owner at the Sasha market on Thursday, February 11.

Earlier, the Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has appealed for calm and implored the Sasa community to embrace peace.

Akeredolu said it has become very compelling for him to address all residents, particularly the Yoruba speaking people of the region. However, he urged all Southwest indigenes to sustain these values and enviable virtues by remaining law-abiding. reported that Governor Makinde had earlier imposed a 24hours curfew on the Sasa market.

Seyi Makinde

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