Ekiti State Government has ordered the closure of the popular Fayose Market in Ado Ekiti.
The State Commissioner for Commerce, Industries and Cooperatives, Michael Ayodele explained that the development followed an attempt by some unruly traders in the market to cause a breakdown of law and order.
Ayodele said the government can no longer tolerate any form of lawlessness.
The commissioner emphasised that the market would remain shut until the traders express readiness to stop obstructing access roads and work-ways with their goods.
He condemned the attack on officials and members of the taskforce responsible for maintaining law and order in the market.