Ahead of Councils poll, FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello and the Minister of State for FCT, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu has solicited for Abuja Traders votes.
Senior Special Assistance on Monitoring, Inspection and Evaluation to FCT Minister, Comrade Ikharo Attah made the position of the ministers known when he received Great United Okirika Traders Association in Abuja.
He said, “but those of us in politics, we know without politics there won’t be government, we want all stakeholders to vote our party, APC, the Minister has always asked us to beg all stakeholders to vote for our party candidates, because if we are not in power we are no where, the Minister and Minister of State, Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, have appealed to all traders to vote APC in the forthcoming Area Council election”.Attah said
According Comrade Attah, the FCT Minister Malam Mohammad Musa Bello is committed to the development of Abuja, as evident in construction works going on at Deeper life junction, Power house junction, Wuye bridge among many others.
Comrade Attah also stressed the need for the okirika traders( second hand clothes sellers) to have designated place at Nyanja Market to address the issues of road side trading that often contribute to congestion in the area.
“COVID-19 has affected all our businesses and of a truth that we have been able to pull through Covid-19… I think you need to have a good section for those who deal on second hand cloths and second hand items particularly as the market is being developed to factor you in. It is very cardinal like in Garki model market you already have a place nobody will say any taskforce is disturbing them on the road” Attah said.
On his part,the Chairman, Great United Okirika Traders Association, Mr Christian Kalu appealed to FCT administration to factor Okirika traders into the new market design to enable sustain their businesses without fear of being arrested.
By Remi Johnson