Kajola market crisis: Adeleke begs factions to sheath their swords, sends mediation team

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By Francis Ezediuno

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has called on warring market factions at Kajola town to end the feud and confrontations to allow mediatory intervention by the state government.

The government mediation team is to be led by the Osun Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, George Alabi.

In a statement issued on Friday and signed by the Governor’s Spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, Adeleke called on market leaders to remain calm as the Commissioner for Commerce and Industry had been directed to wade into the matter with immediate effect.

“Mr Governor has instructed the commissioner to wade into the matter and ensure that all points of disagreements among the factions are resolved. This intervention is to allow for the reopening of the market to protect the livelihood of stakeholders.

“All factions are enjoined to stop hostilities pending the outcome of the mediation. Nobody should take laws into their hands. The Honourable Commissioner has already stepped into the matter as directed,” the statement noted.

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