The Nasarawa State Traders and Marketers Association (NSTMA) has lauded Nasarawa State Governor, Engr. Abdullahi Sule for constructing modern markets in three Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the State.
The association gave the commendation at an event to adopt their amended constitution on Friday (June 2, 2023) in Lafia.
Speaking at the meeting, Musa Aliyu-Turaki, Acting Chairman of the association said marketers have never had it so good like it is under the present administration.
He listed the markets built and inaugurated already to include; Akwanga, Keffi and Nassarawa-Eggon LGAs Modern Markets respectively.
He added that the construction of modern markets in Nasarawa, Toto and Awe LGAs are ongoing and at various levels of completion.
The Chairman further said that the Governor had promised to construct markets in the remaining LGAs without modern markets.
He listed the LGAs without modern markets to include Wamba, Doma and Keana.
The Chairman expressed optimism that the modern markets would go a long way to boost the internally generated revenue (IGR) of the State and improve the income of the traders.
He therefore assured thier members that with the adoption of the draft copy of thier constitution, final copies would soon be made available.
He Chairman of traders also said that preparation has been on to conduct election at the state, LGAs and district levels of the association.
Also, Ishiaka Baba, National Assistant Secretary North of the association commended the state government for giving priority to construction of markets across the state.
The National official also lauded the Nasarawa State chapter of the association for being up and doing and promised to conduct free, fair and credible elections in the state.
Earlier, Barr. Makama Tanze, Legal Adviser of the association highlighted areas that were amended in the constitution and were adopted by the members.
The meeting had in attendance representatives of Ministries for Commerce, Trade and Investment, Justice and members of the association from the 13 LGAs of the state.