Infrastructure: PCMA chair seeks government assistance
From Yahaya Wakili, Damaturu
The Chairman of Potiskum Cattle Market Association ( PCMA), Yobe State, Alhaji Umaru Mai Delta has said that the union always enlightens its customers to obey the health personnel advice to avoid spreading of Coronavirus among the people.
The chairman stated this in an Interview with newsmen in Potiskum recently.
Alhaji Mai Delta, who is also the Gadodomasu of Pataskum Emirate, appealed to the state government to establish a bank at the cattle market.
He said the market is the largest in West Africa, adding however that it lacks infrastructure facilities such as roads, water and bank among others.
According to him, on market days – Tuesday and Wednesday – buyers of cattle come from different part of the country with millions of Naira, lamenting that sometime they encounter with armed robbers due to lack of bank in the market.
He called on Potiskum Local Government Council to provide doors at the gates of the market in order to prevent cattle theft during the market days.
“Our main problems in the market is lack of roads, water, drainage and bank, because during the rainy session, people find it very difficult to enter the market when the rain falls, because of over flooding.
“Yobe State Government and Potiskum Local Government are getting huge revenue through the market,” he said, stressing that “the market needs to be modernized to international standard.”
He commended Governor Mai Mala Buni of the state for resuscitating all dormant industries in the state within his one year in office.