Democracy dividends: Buni lays foundation for Gashua modern market
From Yahaya Wakili, Damaturu
Yobe State governor, Alhaji Mai Mala Buni has laid the foundation stone for the construction of modern market in Gashua, the headquarters of Bade Local Government Area.
Speaking at the ceremony, Governor Buni said, when completed the market would boost the trade and commerce in the local government and the state in general.
He said, the contract has been awarded to indigenous firm, Sabtech Tower’s Nigerian Limited at the total cost of N2, 430,063,180.09 and with the directive for completion in period of 12 months.
The governor urged the community to give the contractor maximum support and cooperation for the smooth execution of the project.
Earlier, the state Commissioner of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Alhaji Barma Shetima said Gashua has been the capital of Bade Local Government Area for the past 44 years but could not boost of a befitting and standard market.
It could be recalled that, during his inaugural speech on May 29, 2019, Governor Buni promised to construct modern market in five major towns of which Gashua is one of them.
The Commissioner said, the laying of foundation stone marks the fulfillment of the governor’s promise to the entire people of Gashua and the state at large.
Alhaji Barma also said that the market, which would be built on a six hectare land, will comprise of 505 shops, administrative block, refuse bank, roads, drainages, borehole, Mosque, perimeter wall fencing and external electrification.
“The new market will boost the economic activities of the local government and the state at large and also it will generate more revenue to both the state and local government as well as provide employment opportunity for the teeming populace,” he added.