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Sunday, 8 January 2017

Lagos Demolishes Shops At Oshodi Market

Traders are seen salvaging some of their wares at the Oshodi market on Saturday as the Lagos State government demolished shops.





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I am so upset looking at these photos...why would they do this in these hard times Nigerians are facing?How will the affected People recover from this?


92 comments:

jay urchy said...

Stella they don't care about the masses.

Elixir said...

I wonder who is advising our government? It is well...

Chike TEFLON said...

Nigerian government is making things hard for its citizens. They even demolished some last year at jakande estate isolo.

Lagos state like to demolish.

LOLO IDEATO said...

I've always known these guys don't have conscience. They should have waited till June, when most guys would have recovered from village expenses.

Some are still in the village sef... Nonsense

Zitel Coconut oil Onitsha 08081725441 said...

This people don't have the good of the common man at heart. What a way to kick-start the year for the affected. Gosh

Anonymous said...

Upset ko upset ni. In Germany when the government says do not trade here or do not erect shops here, if you do it will be demolished. Do you trade or erect shops there?
You talk from your ass instead of your brains majority of the time because you're trying to sway public opinion away from what is right.

Stella Igbokei said...

I was there on Saturday.one can see the agony on their faces. some have their children with them. it's just so painful

KIDJO said...

Oh dear,It's too early for this.. poor traders. I wonder what will be running through their mind now.

LADY PRESTIGE BEADS.08034205152 said...

Stella,it was bad of the government to always do this every January.some people are still at the village.I witnessed it yesterday while i was coming back.The caterpillar was busy bring structures down with Carpet and curtains under the rumble.
The affected people won't be able to recover all because of the iron rods with gravel on top their wares.these same people pay taxes and levies to Government.It was a sour site to behold.

Good morning and happy Sunday my people.

LADY PRESTIGE BEADS.08034205152 said...

Stella,it was bad of the government to always do this every January.some people are still at the village.I witnessed it yesterday while i was coming back.The caterpillar was busy bring structures down with Carpet and curtains under the rumble.
The affected people won't be able to recover all because of the iron rods with gravel on top their wares.these same people pay taxes and levies to Government.It was a sour site to behold.

Good morning and happy Sunday my people.

Isaacson said...

Hope they were notified ahead before this demolition and an alternative will be provided,because the economy isn't friendly and you don't just take away someone's legal source lf income ND expect them to do nothing...pls they should b compensated before crime rate increases due to lack of income

Iphie dearie said...

This is so sad.
I know people will say they were given ample time,but look at it this way.
This is the only means of livelihood for some people,no hope.. ofcourse they will like to hang on till the last minute,waiting and praying for a miracle to happen.

I feel so sad because I know people are not having it easy out there. It hurts.
I hope they have genuine plans for them.. I have seen cases of demolished shops in Lagos where the shops were resold to the owners again. Apart from that you still need to lobby or lose out.

If only they will have straight,impartial ways of handling these things and even a sort of compensation,I'm sure these traders will be hopeful.
Remember these are people's parents oh... men and women sweat everyday to make honest livings.
Are they going to be relocated to a temporary site? What will happen to their means of survival while work is going on?
This report isn't complete.
Sad!!!

joyous babe said...

Why is Lagos state govt always doing this every at Oshodi? This is so sad.

Villager said...

One thus north shey a farm bawndry wit a
king widout gating one's feet cut by the
king's hoe.

Jumiasalesagent contactme. said...

There is always a notice given but we rarely take such notice seriously.

missylynn said...

There's God ooooo
Government think before you act
A lot of Nigerians are suffering
How can you demolish where they get money to feed their families.

Isaacson said...

Anon 6:47 Stupidity is not a crime so you are free to go

SANDY NEKY said...

I am telling you. Damn early to have carried out this exercise. January that is always tight for people. Nawaaa

Anonymous said...

Issue is, were they warned? Some of these traders and shop owners will get letters from govt warning then, but they will claim govt things no be quick quick. The shop owners will go ahead and rent out the shops and the traders will keep on trading, till demolition day and den they will act offended and claim they are being purnished because of tribe, religion etc.

adanma adanma said...

From lagos island where my shop was among the shop that got burnt. Now the small shop I'm managing at oshodi has been destroyed don't know what to do anymore. My rent will expire in three weeks time. Why is this government so wicked

adanma adanma said...
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adanma adanma said...

From lagos island where my shop was among the shop that got burnt. Now the small shop I'm managing at oshodi has been destroyed don't know what to do anymore. My rent will expire in three weeks time. Why is this government so wicked

Pure Nigerian said...

Hmmmm, I am torn between emotions and objectivity. It is well.

Anonymous said...

Stupidity is really not a crime
If it was 95% of the people who comment here would be behind bars.

zizi said...

Awwwwww, what will happen to the poor traders? I don't understand this government at all

Anonymous said...

Isaacson ,you are the stupid one here.nigerians are very stubborn. The govt just don't demolish like that. These people have been given notice of almost 6mths but they were proving stubborn... people will just leave where ever they come from and just come and mount shop.

KIDJO said...

Are you sure you re a human being? Maybe you are a goat that's why you ve no pity or sympathy for the traders...Nigeria is not as developed as Germany,So don't you dare compare you idiot.Heartless moron..even if the traders were informed,what do you expect them to do? To move their things at once when they don't ve anywhere else to go to..why is it that government don't consider their actions on people before acting.So heartless.

Anonymous said...

Thank you. When things like this come up, instead they go to start looking for a place, they run to pastor to pray.

Anonymous said...

The target individuals are the Igbos. Lagos state govt know what they are doing. They are not satisfied with collecting huge taxes and levies from them, now they want to send them back to their villages. But the Igbo man is like a seed. If you bury him, he germinates and blossoms.

Anonymous said...

The target individuals are the Igbos. Lagos state govt know what they are doing. They are not satisfied with collecting huge taxes and levies from them, now they want to send them back to their villages. But the Igbo man is like a seed. If you bury him, he germinates and blossoms.

Anonymous said...

The target individuals are the Igbos. Lagos state govt know what they are doing. They are not satisfied with collecting huge taxes and levies from them, now they want to send them back to their villages. But the Igbo man is like a seed. If you bury him, he germinates and blossoms.

KIDJO said...

Notice ko, notice ni.if you were told to vacate your house this instance, will you be able to move just like that without looking for a place to move in first .Because it didn't happen to you , you are talking about notice..mtcheeew.

Anonymous said...

Well, there must have been a notice... They didn't listen. Same happened to traders at Berger. Goods were carted away. But sometimes theeffect of trading by this people in these places can be so annoying... They really can make a mess of the environment.

nzube izuu said...

Hmnnnnnn! This Oshodi market demolition has turned to a yearly affair. And it has to be done at the beginning of the year when most people are in their villages. Odikwa Egwu!

LIGHT said...

This is very painful but the blame should be shared equally.to the govt,its too early in the year to do this and to the people, they where warned not to errect structures there but they didn't listen, they were told to move thier goods and vacate the shops because the structures were already marked for demolishing but they still didn't listen. We all want this country to be like the western countries but most of us aren't ready to do the right thing. May God help us all.

Anonymous said...

They were informed since October last year that they shouldn't trade there but the traders couldn't listen until they demolish they place

Makason said...

They don't care for the poor people,they only care for themselves.
The rich keep getting richer while the poor keep getting poorer..
And some are still in their various villages..
Some people will collapsed because of this act.
Some will lost their goods because of this act.
I pity those involved.
God have mercy on the poor and bless them this 2017..

Becky Divine said...

Very Very Very sad

keerah said...

Actually they have been on this issue since lastyearifnot more than,ifyounotice access bank is beside this particular market and they have left there along time ago,btthe market people refusedto leave cis where they ask them to go is a bit far and there is fear of starting new,some wise one amongst them moved their things and renters shop at arena at bolade.on the 3rd of Jan they were told the shop will be sealed but only for the govt official to come around 12 midnight to pull the structure down .it was so sad N in this recession period how do one pay for a new shop.god help them

BeautifulBluntIjebuChic'*GiFTED'* said...

I mean,this is just unfair..how can they keep damaging people source of income when they know how bad the country is.. Its like putting a knife on someone's neck and cutting it.
Now every shop has to be demolished for a better Nigeria.. I swear God punish Fashola who introduce this system in the 1st place..I'm pissed jor

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Anonymous said...

Good one, we don't know what we want.

Anonymous said...

Pastor, lol

Anonymous said...

KIDJO you are the animal with no brain, she goat with nothing but a stinky pussy to boast of. So because Nigeria is not as developed as Germany there should be lawlessness and it should be tolerated and condoned. They were given warnings and ample time to move and if they don't move their shops will be demolished. Even Ify dearie commented that they will like to hang on till the last minute, waiting and praying for a miracle to happen. What miracle?.

If you don't have anything sensible to say don't make yourself look stupid just STFU. Let them go back to their villages and erect shops where ever they please and not in a place where they are trying to enforce law and order. It is people like you who make Lagos state and Nigeria in general ungovernable by the few people that are trying to do things correctly. By now even the Stella should know how things should be done and stop encouraging people to flaunt the law but try to abide by it. Anyone who heeds her advice or opinion is doomed.

Anonymous said...

Go and germinate and blossom somewhere else preferably in your village.

Anonymous said...

Go to anambra

Anonymous said...

This country needs a Revolution,because the Government have failed us. Which way Forward. APC MUST GO from presidential to governors. They have brought nothing but hardship. A common man cannot afford a shop in tejuosho. We definitely Need a CHANGE come next election.

bemigho nathan said...

OMG! I feel for these traders in dis hard economy nd to think many of dem might ve travelled.

Anonymous said...

So y don't you go back to your state. Always acting like slaves.

Anonymous said...

Kidjo pls shut up.u think the govt is as dumb as you. So you think it's a sharp sharp demolition... Go and get informed.

Anonymous said...

U get sence... Enlighten the dummies here.

Anonymous said...

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you.people like kidjo will not understand. She's use to hard life...yeye dey smell

Anonymous said...

No mind them. Am allergic to stubborn people.

nkiru Iwuchukwu said...

It is so unfortunate! I can imagine the loss. Govt should look for alternative first before demolition.

Anonymous said...

Customers will follow them... People are allergic to change. They want to be where they are forever.

KIDJO said...

Isaacson, I see you on.

DonMayor �� said...

What's wrong is wrong, no other name for it. The market need to be demolished, it's an eyesore.
Allow Lagos state government to do the right thing.

DonMayor �� said...

Most people just comment without having the knowledge of what they are talking about.
Don't blame them, blame the China that made cheap phones.

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean anon that's why I rarely comment. Sometimes I shrugged at the fact that some people on this blog are indeed graduates!!!! So much educated illiterates and ass lickers!!! SMH

LUCILE COCONUT OIL ABUJA 07059605320 Pin- 2BC6235E said...

This January?

Jasmine said...

Were u given notice of demolition?

Anonymous said...

The government i beautifying the environment. Stop having too many kids if you are poor. Society will not help you feed your kids anymore. Close your legs and find work to do instead of sex all the time with your useless husbands.

Anonymous said...

Kidjo was just dumped by her boyfriend so she has activated stupidity mode.

Wild Rose said...

Anon 8:26, stop the tribalism as other tribes are also affected. Demolition of shops is synonymous to Lagos state govt and when they build shops for rent, the price will be outrageous.
I only pity the people that didn't vote APC in the state. If you voted the ruling party then you are reaping the fruit of your labour.

Anonymous said...

Who's this yaba left anonymous. Go and drink kerosene you will feel better mad man

Anonymous said...

Two foolish people may your source of living be demolished by then you will talk better fool

Green Field said...

Anon11:3,hmmm easyooo so a poor husband is a useless husband. Not nice pls

Green Field said...

Anon 11:31 come and see human beings talking, because it is ok for u today u have forgotten that there are people who are not so fortunate . Those who start from below the ladder, lets not forget empathy just because we're comfortable to d extent of calling peoples husbands useless just bc they are poor.

When u go there now u will find graduates who couldn't get a job trying to earn an honest living.

May our mouths not mske God to turn against us.

No matter d notice, which other arrangement did they make for them. In this harsh economy and January too? Habaa!!

FRESH said...

A lot of ignorance.You want your country developed but don't want it to go through the processes. All I hear is government has no sympathy for the masses.For Christ sake,that's exactly how this country got messed up.Nigerians now build houses under high tension, all na on top sympathy. Who amongst us here does not know or has not heard what Lagos State government want to do With Oshodi? Why are we like this as a people? Everyday, we call Buhari's name on top economy matter,not knowing it is every action that we take, that contributed to us being here,including defending looters Like mama peace & her husband.

Anonymous said...

Stella the government dont just wake up one morning and demolished market, we are not in a military regime, stella i shock for your matter self, you dey act like say no be naija you for grow. our people are very stubborn and will never ever listen to early warnings. the market is very old and needs urgent rehabilitation. Old market always leads to fire out breaks.

Iphie dearie said...

FRESH,I totally understand your point of view.

Yes we know Lagos state has a plan.. a good one.
The problem is the distrust of government.

These people have been burnt severally,most of them have lost their shops due to cases like this,so I'm sure they are reluctant to start all over again.

After waiting for years for the relocation,they realize that their shops have been taken away through the back door.

So the question still remains,what is the plan to cushion the effect of the damages?

They were given ample time yes,but I don't think any reasonable trader will just watch his goods destroyed because he's just "stubborn" The only reason a full grown man will be crying over his wares that are been destroyed even though he knows the bulldozers will come one day is "hustle"
If they had 💯 percent hope and assurance that they are safe in the hands of the government,I'm sure they would have gone home to sleep just like the "saner" climes you all mentioned.

This is my emotional side talking here. I can't have a contrary view.

sholetoga said...

Eeya in this new year.....maka.why na

Anonymous said...

Is Lagos your village? Are you from Lagos? Why haven't you gone to germinate in your village?

Anonymous said...

Idiots like you will travel abroad and shout racism but will be in Nigeria and have myopic views to life. Grow the fuck up.

Lora said...

I just HATE seeing things like this!

Olaide Davies said...

What a pity, may God send help to them.

Olaide Davies said...

In time like this, emotions usually take over.

Olaide Davies said...

Anon 1107,you can always comment as an anonymous nau.

Olaide Davies said...

Amen to your prayer.

Olaide Davies said...

Hmm, it's not their fault. Blame it on poverty.How I wish they allow them evacuate before demolishing the shops.

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:07 Totally agree. Makes you wonder where they RE from or how they reason. Most importantly, makes me face front sharp, loll.

Lanre onward said...

The notice is over 2years, access bank in the market left early Jan 2016. While the bank complies the traders were adamant and claims victimisation, there are large number of Yoruba in that market.

Anonymous said...

As far back as late 2015 when I went to buy curtain rods at this market, the shop owners/renters had been given notice to vacate the shops and where given a new allocation to move to.

Anonymous said...

Is it free who has millions to pay for shop. Ode

Amacastel said...

Ambode is a beast every Jan he will Demolish pples shop even when he knw that many of the shop owners travelled. God will destroy his household without sympathy & notice just the way he destroy pples shop. Amen

Anonymous said...

Jamb questions answer yourself onukwu

Anonymous said...

@Kidjo, so we should stop all developmenta until every Lagosian/Nigerian has something to do abi?

To be honest, sometimes Stella is just looking for traffic and be yarning dust. Which one is you are upset? In Germany, where you are, do people construct shops where Govt says should be cleared?

BTW, this was the same unfounded outrage when Maroko was being cleared back then, but go there today and tell us that what it is today is not better than the Maroko slums that it was.

Abel, Stella and your ilks, park well.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry, we voted APC in Lagos for such developments, if you are happy with the development strides of PDP governments, please choose from Rivers, Bayelsa, Delta, Abia, Ebonyi and a host of others.
FYI, you don't need visa to relocate to all these states. Mtchewww!

Anonymous said...

When it's elections time, please mobilize and we will also mobilize to keep in place a government that wants to enforce law and order.

If you so love disorder, please relocate to somewhere else.

Anonymous said...

Thunder fire you there riff-raff

FRESH said...

Well,your point is appreciated.

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