Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has accused those who do not mean well for Nigeria of causing the recent crisis which engulfed the Shasha market in Ibadan.
Speaking during a visit to Akinyele market, Makinde asked traders at the market to ensure that there is harmony among different ethnic groups in the market.
The governor explained that he will meet with the leadership of the market on how to organize the market.
Makinde said, “We want as many people that can make a living in Oyo State to come here. It does not matter where you are from.
“What I want to say is that this is a market, which has contributed to the economy of Oyo State.
“Now, the government will come here and fix your infrastructure. We will organise the market very well and ensure that there is harmony between everybody that is earning their living here.
“I will meet with the leadership of the market and we will ensure that this place is organized. Truth is, we don’t want any loss of lives.
“This is why we will clear the express road, clean all of these places and they will make ways for you.
“But please, we don’t want people to trade on the expressway, we want them to come in.
“We will get the local government to come here and upgrade your facilities. They will fix the road coming in here, they will put solar light so that people can stay here. But please and please, do ensure that there is ethnic harmony in this place.”