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Seyi Makinde has approved the reopening of Shasha market

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Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has approved the reopening of Shasha market following the closure of the market.

NewsWireNGR had reported that, Governor Makinde of Oyo State had last week, imposed an indefinite curfew in Sasha market where traders clashed leaving stalls burnt, an unconfirmed number of traders killed and many hausa residents displaced.

The decision of the governor at the time was to forestall breakdown of law and order in the market and its environments.

But on Tuesday, the decision to reopen the market was reached after a meeting with Shahsha market stakeholders weeks after it was shut down following an outbreak between Hausa and Yoruba communities.

The governor has also ordered the immediate deployment of bulldozers to clear the rubble left in the wake of the crisis.

The re-opening of the market was agreed on after weeks of extensive deliberations with market leaders from both the Yoruba and Hausa communities who have committed to ensuring peaceful coexistence in the market.

The governor stated that due to the economic situation and the peculiarities associated with the state, he would reopen the market for the traders to continue with their commercial activities.

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