Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has ordered the immediate reopening of the market in Sasa after the Hausa-Yoruba crisis in the area.
He said this after a meeting with leaders and stakeholders on Tuesday morning.
Makinde however said the Iroko market, the epicentre of the crisis, should remain shut. He stated that the economic implications of shutting the market made him order its reopening.
He also ordered that the resultant debris from the crisis be cleared, solar lights installed and palliatives given to the traders.
“This morning, we met with the leaders and stakeholders of Sasa community. After listening to them and considering the economic implications, I directed that the market be reopened except the Iroko market where the crisis originated from which is to remain closed,” he said.
“I appealed to both ethnic groups to restore their previous amicable relationship. I also directed that the market be cleared of all debris, solar street lights installed to ensure the market environment is well-lit and palliatives distributed to the affected traders.”