Mr. Abdulrahman Maigoro, the Chairman, Keffi Local Government Council in Nasarawa State, has advised traders in the old market to relocate to the New Keffi Market to ease traffic in town.
Maigoro gave the advice on Wednesday in a statement by his media aide, Mr. Shuaibu Muhammed, in Keffi.
He said that the newly completed market had no fewer than 1,500 shops waiting for occupation, adding “moving to the new market will also boost commercial activities and improve the peoples’ living standard”.
“The essence of building markets is to provide trading spaces for people. This reason cannot be overemphasised, so our traders need to relocate and make use of it.
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“We have had a fruitful discussion with the traders, we have come to agree that relocation is crucial,” he said.
The chairman said the local government council would do everything possible to justify the investment of the statement government in the market.
“The state government has invested so much in building of markets; government’s intention is to fight poverty, unemployment and crime.
“This is the reason I told the traders that they need to move to the new market in order to justify government’s huge investment in the market,” he said.
Maigoro further also advised traders in the area to support his administration in the realisation of set objectives. (NAN)