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No plan to shut Ikeja Computer Village tomorrow, Market Board says

No plan to shut Ikeja Computer Village tomorrow, Market Board says
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The Ikeja Computer Village Market Board says the public should disregard information of planned shutdown tomorrow of Nigeria’s largest technology market hub.

The news making the rounds on some social media platform that on the closure of the market on Wednesday, June 30,  2021 is “fake news”, Mr. Godwin Enamoh, Public Relations Officer of the Market Board says in a statement made available to Technology Times.

The Board’s spokesman says the purported statement being circulated on social media and blogs that reads: “The leadership of the association that form the coalition of associations in Computer village have instructed their members not to open their shops until their general assembly meeting/ flag off of Katangowa ICT business park is concluded on that day, which start from 9:00 am to 1:00 or 2:00pm.” 

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Technology Times file photo shows people buying phones at Ikeja Computer Village in Ikeja, Lagos.

Enamoh who says the statement “was a fabrication of mischievous people who have nothing to offer” explains that, “if there was a need for closure of the market for one reason or the others, it would be properly communicated to all the stakeholders through appropriate channels.”

Enamoh, who says the statement “was a fabrication of mischievous people who have nothing to offer” explains that, “if there was a need for closure of the market for one reason or the others, it would be properly communicated to all the stakeholders through appropriate channels.”

“It is only the board of the Ikeja Computer Village Market that is constitutionally recognised by the government and has says on the affairs of the market and not any coalition of association”, Enamoh says 

The Market Board wants “all the traders in the market and the general public to disregard information on closure of the market for the purpose of holding any general assembly meeting and continue to do their business peacefully”, according to the spokesman.

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