Traders arrived at the Trade Fair Complex today to find that they’ve been locked out of their shops by the state government and this led to a protest outside the business area.
Traders who spoke to Amuwo Parrot News (APN) said they were not given any good reason why they were not allowed into their shops early on a Monday morning.
There were a number of speculations as to the reason why the complex was locked without prior notice, but nothing concrete.
As they waited outside the Trade Fair Complex, traders carried out a protest with placards as they asked to be allowed into their shops to conduct business for the day.
As the hours passed and the gates remained locked, traders began a peaceful protest, They carried placards and marched around the area, singing.
The gates of the complex were eventually opened in the afternoon and traders were able to resume their activities for the day.