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Ikoku Traders Begs For More Time To Relocate To Olu Obasanjo-Mile 3, After Given 3 Weeks Quit Notice

Traders of the Ikoku Spare parts market in the Mile 3 area of Port Harcourt, Rivers state, Anthony Alaribole says the impromptu eviction notice given to traders at the market by their landlords has thrown the over five thousand traders in the market into a panic. 

Alaribole told correspondent Chioma Ezenwafor that the traders have been given less than three weeks to relocate

He said he will not be in a hurry to believe that the eviction notice is linked to the Justice for Chima case against the police.

When they say "their landlords" do they mean the landlords all came to an agreement to give such an extemporaneous eviction? There is more to this than meets the eyes.

For tenants like that of ikoku traders that have stayed for over 40 years, they should be given 1 to 2 years to relocate.

I just don't know what to say, the landlord should at least extend the time and state government should help. The relocation is timely but they should be given a little more time to relocate to another area, that road is impassable for motorists.

The truth is, no amount of time will be enough for those traders to vacate, they are just unnecessarily stubborn, recall that the immediate past government of Rivers State bought land for them somewhere within the state, Aluu or Oyigbo to be precise and they were asked to leave but yet the refused, honestly where they do their trades is in the heart of the city and it's not fair, they should move to the new place provided for them. And it will help develop that area.

Source: Nigeria Info 92.3 Radio, Port Harcourt

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