By Rukayya Abubakar Othman
Governor Babagana Umara Zulum yesterday commissioned the famous Maiduguri Monday market and relieved two years’ rent for about 8,000 traders:
Borno state governor commissioned Maiduguri Monday Market on Monday, which was rebuilt after a fire inferno that gutted the market in February this year.
Governor Babagana Umara Zulum announced that over 8000 traders who hitherto rented shops and paid rent would no longer pay for the next two years because of the losses incurred by them as a result of the mishap.
This, of course, is the untiring commitment of the state governor to the cause of serving humanity.
Upon the February incident, the governor hurriedly set up a committee to reconstruct the market, which has been completely rehabilitated and remodelled, with over 8,000 traders to benefit from the reconstruction.
The market is well structured, which involves a comprehensive design and more vacancies for other traders to thrive in their business activities.
The governor in February donated about N2b to the committee constituted to immediately swing into action and release N1b to the disaster victims.
During the commission, Governor Babagana Umara Zulum announced about 2,825 traders who could not allocate their previous shop after the fire disaster.
“As a result of remodelling, over 2,000 traders who either operated at a temporary site or built shops illegally on waterways could not own shops in the market. Moreover, the government will support over 185 of them with N1m “. Zulum said.
He also promised that the people doing business there would get shops at a newly constructed Monday Market in Maiduguri.