Berger Auto Dealers Set to Relocate to Mowo Town, Badagry

Some of the newly imported fire-fighting trucks by Nigerian Ports Authourity

Even as construction work and rehabilitation of the Apapa Oshodi expressway continues, auto dealers operating at the popular Berger market at popular Berger Bus stop auto market have been directed by the Lagos State Government to get ready to move their business to a virgin land in Mowo town, Badagry.
Auto Port Weekly gathered that the new location for automobile business was confirmed at a recent meeting between the importers and operators of the market and the Lagos State Ministry of Housing.
Sources at the meeting confirmed to our correspondent that some of the car dealers expressed worry and dissatisfaction for the new location saying that ghost town in Badagry local government in Lagos has no facilities for dealers such as the banks, spare parts shops and a professional mechanic village, but the engineer in charge of the road construction, Mr. Ejike Mgbemena quickly assured that the facilities will be put in place before the market relocates.
The President of the Berger Motor Dealers Association, Chief Metche Nwadike in a chat with our correspondent last week have however confirmed that the evacuation is not permanent and that after the road construction in Apapa, dealers can come back to the park.
Metche said that the construction of the road will only affect the market temporarily as the market will resurface after the completion.
But the  assurance of a come back to Apapa seem not too comforting to some of the dealers who continued to express fears, saying that there is no certificate of occupancy (C of O) for the space they are currently using along the Apapa-Oshodi expressway.
One of the dealers lamented to our correspondent that relocation to Badagry is going to be total with no assurance of returning because according to him, the construction of the road comes in two phases, the first phase is for the road rehabilitation and expansion, followed by the road beautification, he said that Berger market is the main spot for the beatification of the road.  
According to him, the second phase is for railway construction from the port to take cargoes to other destinations.

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