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“Please don’t displace us,” – Traders with stores under and around Apongbon bridge plead

Traders with stores under and around the Apongbon bridge, Lagos Island on Monday pleaded with the Lagos State government to rescind its decision to evacuate them from under the bridge.

Thw protest comes a few days after the popular Apongbon market was gutted by fire, NewsWireNGR recalls.

The traders who were affected by last week’s fire outbreak said they have nowhere else to go and pleaded that the state government allows them to continue their businesses at the same location.

They displayed various placards lamenting that they are helpless and depend on their stores located around the bridge for means of livelihood.

“We are over 20,000 businessmen and women, please don’t displace us,” one of the placards by the traders read.

The traders said markets affected by the directive include the Aromoleti Esho market, Shoe and bag market, Irewolede market, ECOWAS market, and Asejere market.

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