May 22, 2023
Non reconstruction of market shops: 2,668 Katsina traders in dilemma, says activists

Non reconstruction of market shops: 2,668 Katsina traders in dilemma, says activists

From Muawuya Bala Idris Katsina

An international Human Right Movement has expressed concern over the failure by Katsina State Government to reconstruct Katsina Central Market which was gutted by fire about six months ago.

The activists said the situation forced over 2,668 persons to lost their means of survival.

Speaking with newsmen on the issue, the movement Ambassador in Nigeria, Comrade Salisu Musa said based on investigation conducted, traders at the market loose N50 million daily for not allowing them to reconstruct their shops.

“International Human Right Movement made an investigation and found out that on daily basis the marketers are incurring losses over N50 million as a result of not given the victims of the outbreaks permission to reconstruct their shops”

Comrade Musa said government should hasten reconstruction of the market or allow traders to erect structures for smooth conduct of business activities.

He said the delay by the government not to reconstruct the market is unnecessary in view of the difficulty faced by the traders.

“International Human Right movement call on the Katsina State Government to immediately give those effected by outbreak permission to reconstruct their shops to allow smooth conduct of business activities,” the activist stressed.

Our correspondent report that Katsina Central Market was burnt down by fire in March this year.

It was gathered that traders affected by the fire are now using temporary sheds to conduct their activities.

Effort to reach Special Advicer on Market Development, Abubakar Katsina to comment on the issue failed as he refused to respond to a phone call

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