Plan To Relocate Lagos Mile 12 Market “Unfair And Unacceptable” – Kwankwaso

Governor-Rabiu-Musa-KwankwasoImmediate past Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has described the planned relocation of Mile 12 Market in Lagos as “unfair and unacceptable”.
He therefore, cautioned Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State against relocating the market from its present location or persecuting Hausa traders, who dominate the market, stressing such move would be inimical and counter-productive to the long existing cordial relationship between the Yoruba and Hausa in the state and beyond.
The Lagos State Government in March announced that after a meeting with all stakeholders involved in the operation of the Mile 12 Market, it was agreed among others that the market should be relocated to another suitable location as trading activities had outgrown the present location.
The decision was arrived at as part of measures aimed at bringing sanity into the market, especially after the deadly clash between the Hausas and their Yoruba host community on March 3, 2016.
However, Kwankwaso, who spoke yesterday when he stormed Lagos to oversee the repatriation of 40 members of Hausa Community just released from Kirikiri Maximum Prisons, urged Governor Ambode to have a rethink on the relocation of the popular market.
The released prisoners, mostly teenagers, were arrested in the wake of the March 3 clash.
The Kano senator, who had earlier met with the Serikin Hausawa, Alhaji Musa Muhammed at his Agege Palace, before he proceeded to address a large Hausa community in Lagos at Capitol Road, Agege, urged the Hausa community to be good ambassadors in the state.
Mr. Kwankwaso also urged the Lagos Government to accord due respect and friendship to the Hausas in the interest of one Nigeria.


  1. There is nothing bad to keep troble maker out of the city, for the host community to enjoy peace.
    If the relocation is in acceptable to KWANKWASO, my question is this, is the relocation from Sokoto land to Lagos land or from Lagos land to lagos land.
    The host community had endured enough, the frequent senseless killing and violence against the host community.
    The proposed relocation is an extension of cordial relationship.


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