Oyo LG Boss Flag Off Construction Of Omituntun Ultra Modern Market In Ibadan
The Executive Chairman of Ibadan North East Local Government, Honourable Ibrahim Akintayo has flagged-off construction of Omituntun Ultra Modern Market in Ibadan, the Capital City of Oyo state.
Speaking with journalists during the Flag-off event, at Jonku Area, along Ojoo-Iwo Road axis, the chairman, Honorable Ibrahim Akintayo, noted that the market will bring a lot of IGR for the council.
While analysing the importance of the market to members of the general public, the Council Boss noted that the market will create a lot of job opportunities, as well as a lot of opportunities for our market men and women in this localities.
He further said, “the governor when we are about starting this project, while addressing the people that were using Adogba Shopping complex made a promise to them that he will relocate them at appropriate time and he has instructed us that we should look at these people, when we are done with these shops.”
“We have the list of these people since the inception of this construction in 2020 and by the grace of God by the time we finish this shops we are going to consider them. We have their list and it’s personally kept with me, and their numbers is not even up to the numbers of shops we have here.”
“We at the local government, our agreement with the developer is 60/40, so whatever is coming up to the local government will be on rental basis and we will discuss this after the whole project.” He said.
While briefing journalists about the features of the market, the Project Manager, Engr. Adedeji Ade, confirmed that the project is in phases.
He said, “We have warehouses of ten numbers which is about 135 square meters, while each will have its own convenience en-suit, and each will come with offices, and we have lockup shops, and this is in two categories we have one with regular lockup shops, and that’s just about 7.3 square meters, we have 20 of this, it’s going to be a storey building, where we will have 20 shops at top floor while we will have 20 at the ground floor making 40 shop. We will now have that in eight phases making 320 lockup shops.”
“The second categories will accommodate the perishable goods marketers and this are the ancillary shops, it will be for the vegetables sellers, water melon sellers and marketers of such category, these people don’t really need lockup shops but a place to display their goods.”
“We also have a waste management unit already designed for the market, we also have a green area for the kids or guest till you’re done with your services in the market place, it is going to be like a okay ground, and we are going to have car wash and these are the expected features of this market.”
“We have eleven months to deliver this project.” Ade said.