BWARI – The Association of Yam-tuber Traders, Bwari chapter, on Monday appealed to Bwari Local Government Area to establish yam market in the area to boost business.
Mr Manu Jakare, the chairman of the association, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bwari.
Jakare decried the absence of space for the traders to display their farm produce at the Bwari Central Market. [eap_ad_1] He said the situation had caused damage to their products by rains.
“We don’t have a place for selling our yam; it is sad because the month of August is usually the peak period for harvesting of yam in the area.
“If we don’t sell our produce now they will be damaged by the heavy rains.
“It is always very difficult for us keeping our yams by the main road in front of the Bwari General Hospital, even after we have paid our revenue to the authorities.
“We appeal to the council to provide a special market for us to encourage buying and selling of yam which is a major crop produced in Bwari,” the chairman said. (NAN)