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Friday, 20 February 2015

Pics: Lagos State Govt begins demolition of burnt Balogun market

The Lagos State Government today Friday Feb. 20th began the demolition of the 3 buildings gutted by fire on January 12 at the popular Balogun Market in Central Lagos. Fire gutted the buildings housing about 100 shops and destroyed goods worth millions of naira.

Officials of the company who spoke to NAN on condition of anonymity said that it was the govt that gave directive for the buildings to be demolished.


The head of the demolition team said that the work would take some time to finish. Mrs Uju Agunna, a trader who sold clothes in one of the shops gutted, told NAN that she would rent the same place anytime the shops were rebuilt.
“I will like to go back to my shop. I have been in this Balogun for over 15 years so it is difficult for me to go and rent somewhere else.’’ “We hope that when the demolition exercise is completed the owners can start building. But now I am sharing a shop with my friend as you can see,” Agunna said.
Source: NAN

54 comments:

Unknown said...

It is well

Zamani said...

What abt their goods that got burnt. Pls visit rellaidiovo.blogspot.com

Unknown said...

good work.

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Unknown said...

Will the shop owners get their shops back? I doubt. The state government should try and make sure that the original owners are not sidelined.

Unknown said...

Nice one. Before itfalls on people.


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Unknown said...

good work.

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Anonymous said...

The fire was a deliberate act by the state govt

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Hmmm...

Unknown said...

I think they want to build something better
That's why they're demolishing

Debbie Chelsea said...

Eya.....it is well

Unknown said...

I pray d reconstruction would be quick to enable people to get back to their life. Linda take note!

Unknown said...

I pray d reconstruction would be quick to enable people to get back to their life. Linda take note!

Unknown said...

Hope it gets finished quickly.

Unknown said...

I pray d reconstruction would be quick to enable people to get back to their life. Linda take note!

OSINANL said...

Hmmmmmm... I reserve my comment

Anonymous said...

Nice move



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Unknown said...

What a Pity!! Hope they get back on their feet again all those immensely affected..
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Lady C said...

Election aside, fashola is still d best governor in d country so far.

Unknown said...

This man is not smiling at all.......good job


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Unknown said...

Gud one!

Unknown said...

all is well





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Juleslouis said...

Hustling things. May God give them back all the lost. It aint easy

ary said...

Visited the site last week, the devastation I saw was worst than it seemed in pictures and coming in contact with those affected made it even more real! That fire set a lot of people back a million miles.

BLAQ said...

It is well.

Unknown said...

There is God

Anonymous said...

That's good. Safety first!

Unknown said...

Good one

Anonymous said...

All these shops that get burnt I believe government's hands are involved so they could build another 1

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WizzyEsq said...

court of law,d last hope of a common man(if ur constitutional right is infringed on)






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WizzyEsq said...

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Unknown said...

Hmmmm

snowflix said...

What more can I say, God knows best. #onelovefromsnow#

Aboutnaija said...

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pinky sebastine said...

I dnt think d owners of d land will ever reclaim them...it's now a property of d lagos state gov....criminal!!! #Sighs

Onyx's Girlfriend (he isn't gay pls) said...

Lagos state is moving. #happysat

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Anonymous said...

Lol... it would b rebuilt and sold out for millions. With joint ownership by Tinubu of Lagos! I hail O! Hope we no go die for this country if una win federal? It is well!

Anonymous said...

This your theory stinks! Of all the shops in Balogun market, government will burn 3 buildings. To prove what? Stop all these propaganda and hate speeches.

Anonymous said...

And you can prove this statement?

Anonymous said...

Shade of TEJUOSHO MARKET. Burn the market deliberately and then sell the rebuilt brand new for millions of NAIRA. THERE IS A FORMAT TO THIS NOW which is a shame. Really smells of foul play.
If the new one is sold for millions then this will be obvious for all to see that it was deliberate.
Lagos STATE govt should help destroy the rumour by selling the new built blocks at the old price, otherwise the APC IS JUST AS BAD AS PDP. We are watching!!!!!!!!!
As these are people's livelihood we're talking about.
And then they say there are armed robbers about. Pls make ammends.!!!!!!!!!

Unknown said...

What more can one say really? It is well.



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Unknown said...

This govt people self.......

Unknown said...

Eeya! Feel bad for their loss its well!!!

Unknown said...

eyaa they should take hrt shits happens

Unknown said...

Is about time, good job

Anonymous said...

How is this like tejuosho, people? 3 buildings are being demolished, not the entire market! Some minds are filled with too much suspicion!

Unknown said...

I hope they compensate them *thamixbreed*

N.C.ISAAC said...

big lost,building witout planing.

Subomi said...

did they or would they get any compensation?

Anonymous said...

So that Fashola can quickly sell it to Tinubu

Unknown said...

Well I believe he want to replace or build a better one

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