Jubril Gawat, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor of Lagos State on News Media, has responded to a video making the rounds on social media about Igbo traders locked out of their shops on Monday, April 3rd.
The situation reportedly happened in Akorede market, in the Ijeshi area of the state. A man covering the scene said that the action must have been for political reasons. He said:
“On enquiry, we were informed that the local government chairman ordered the locking of the market for no reason whatsoever and it is generally believed that this is a fall out of the just concluded election where some section of the country residing in Lagos were being ordered to leave Lagos or be frustrated out. Please, we want the authorities concerned to find out from the local government chairman his reason for locking traders out the market.”
Gawat reacted to the video, giving reasons why the market was locked up. He also stated that the market has since been reopened after appeals were made.