Henceforth, roadside trading will not be allowed at the popular Oyingbo market in Yaba, the Lagos State Government has said.
The state government on Thursday stormed the market and stopped traders from displaying their wares by the road sides and in the open.
It was learnt that the government took this step after traders at the market failed to occupy some of the vacant shops in the multi-million naira new complex built in the market, which was inaugurated by former governor of the state, Babatunde Fashola in March 2015.
On Thursday, officials of the state-owned Kick Against Indiscipline, KAI, and some policemen were spotted chasing the traders from the roadsides.
It was further that some traders failed to occupy the shops because of the rates, which they claimed were too high for them.
The new market complex, Aproko247 gathered, has 902 lock-up shops, 49 open offices, 134 toilets, a 150-capacity car park, water treatment plant, sewage and refuse treatment plants, fire safety gadgets, 1,000KVA transformers, and six-gate houses, among others.
The Oyingbo Market was established in the 1920s as a depot for farm products and from there grew to a commercial centre.