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Association advises traders to elect leaders with vision


LAGOS – The Market Leaders Association of Nigeria (TMLAN) on Wednesday in Lagos urged Nigerian traders to elect leaders that would contribute to sustainable development and growth of the economy.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quotes Mr Charles Obih, National President of the association as saying that traders would only elect leaders with an economic blueprints that could protect their interest and investments.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
“We traders have decided not to vote for any leader that will not include us in his agenda.
“We are playing a major role of contributing to Nigeria’s economy, so our voices should be heard and our interest should be protected.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10”]
“The market system in Nigeria has transcended beyond buying and selling to active involvement in governance, promotion and safeguarding of our investments.” [pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
He appealed to traders to collect their permanent voter’s card and exercise their electoral power to make a difference.
Also speaking, Dr Mike Adavize, Chairman of the Alaba Rago Market, Unit A of the association, said: “it is high time for traders to get involved in governance; we should not just be taken as a fund generating community.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”8”]
“We are advocating that our traders vote wisely so that government’s decision will not continue to adversely affect our business activities.
“Let us vote for leaders that will provide us with good roads, water and reduce the stress of multiple taxes on traders.” (NAN)

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