“Adire Market Demolition, Target on Yayi” -Residents

By on July 26, 2017

In continuation of the demolition of structures by the Ogun State Government, the popular Adire market in Itoku through the popular Olumo Rock via Ikereku has been brought down to pave wave for a link to the proposed expansion of the Enugada-Adatan ring road

While a cross section of residents who spoke with OgunToday said the demolition is a good development which will open up the Olumo rock to more tourists, others felt the process is another witch-hunt of Senator Solomon Adeola a.k.a Yayi, who is touted to contest the governorship seat of the gateway state. According to the latter, the demolition may have been targeted at Yayi because his maternal ancestral home at Kemta was also consumed by the exercise.

Many also pointed out that the demolition has taken off the recently commissioned community borehole sponsored by Sen. Adeola at his maternal family compound.

Amongst other things the demolition is affecting is the historical Kemta -Itoku Adire market, compound of the historic Sodeke family of Abeokuta and many more.


About Femi Sanyaolu

Femi is a Culture journalist. He is an Indian trained Cinematographer with interest in Journalism. He lives and covers Abeokuta for Ogun Today. You can reach him on +234 703 456 2751 Email: femi@oguntoday.com

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