Opposition parties won't distract me - Mimiko

By The Citizen

GOVERNOR Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State, yesterday, said he would not be distracted by criticism from opposition parties over the construction of markets across the state.

He spoke during the commissioning of  Moferere Modern Market with 412 open stalls and 364 lock-up stalls.

Also, N15million loan was distributed to 300 market women to trade with by the state government.

Mimiko is to commission four other high brow markets in towns across the state in the next one week as part of his administration's urban renewal programme.

The governor said: 'It is the least we can do for women empowerment, the very least we can do to restore the dignity of our women traders, and reduce pandemic poverty in our communities.

'We may need to ask the question, why is government venturing into market reconstruction and renovation? Or why do we care so much for market women?

'My response is simple. Why not? Why should this long-neglected and overlooked segment of the population not be given at least a taste of the government they helped vote into office?'