by Itunuoluwa Adebo
The Lagos Government has denied reports that it was involved in the demolition of Sabo market on Itoikin road in Ikorodu.
In a statement issued on Friday by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, the State Government said it did not demolish the market and would not demolish any market or property in the State without following due process.
It said preliminary investigation revealed that the market was brought down by some private developers, in connivance with some local government officers and a certain uniformed personnel.
“The current administration in the State is committed to the socio-economic empowerment of the people and has formulated policies and taken measures that would guarantee their economic well-being.
“It would therefore not fold its arms and watch desperate individuals or groups deny hard working people in the State their means of livelihood,” Ayorinde said.