The state government has commissioned Oduduwa Perishable Market at Igoba, along Ado road in Akure North local government area of the state.
The market was established to decongest other major markets in the state, in addition to meeting the directives against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Commissioning the market, Special Adviser to the governor on Commerce, Industry and Cooperative Service, Mr. Tunji Ifabiyi, represented by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Market, Mr. Raji Sikiru noted the need for more markets to meet the growing population of the people in Akure.
Government, he said, has directed traders at the Igoba entrance junction to vacate the place, in order to avoid any form of disaster on the major road.
He also enjoined traders to continue to observe COVID -19 protocols, as a way of flattening the Coronavirus curve.
Addressing the traders, Chairman of Akure North Local government area, Mr. Adeleye Olurotimi advised them to group themselves into cooperatives that would qualify them to apply for micro credit loans from government.
The Obaloogun of Igoba land, Oba Adinlewa Adeniyi expressed his royal support to the people and traders, urging them to always notify him whenever they face any challenge.
Chairman of the market, Mr. Emmanuel Faith appreciated government and promised to ensure that all rules and regulations are strictly adhere to.