Obasanjo Visits Market Named After Him in Ibadan
Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday, visited the Obasanjo Market, at Oluyole Estate, Ibadan, with a promise to assist in erecting better structures and secure government backing for the market.
The visit to the Day Old chicks market recorded massive turnouts of traders and buyers, who welcomed the former President.
Correspondent Kunle Ojo reports that most of the traders abandoned their goods praise-singing and eulogizing the former President for the efforts.
Obasanjo, who paid an unscheduled visit to the market, took time to go round the long and congested market.
The elated former President said his attention was drawn to the presence of the market by his staff and that his name has been used to grow the market, becoming a national and international market on day-old chicks in the country.
He said, “My attention was drawn to the situation here and I decided to come and see things myself. Consciously and unconsciously, you have developed into a source of the market, you buy, you sell, and you interact. And this has made it very popular far and near, even though, it was not structured.
“So, what remains is that if we don't want them to send us away from here, we have to structure ourselves in order to continue to benefit from the gains of trading our day-old chicks.
The leader of the market, Olaiya Ogunmoyewa, appreciated the coming of the former President, saying the visit had lessened their fears on the future of the market. He said the Obasanjo had spoken their minds were pleased with what he has said.