Niger APC urges state government to relocate Madalla market in Suleja




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MINNA – The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Niger has called on the to look for an alternative place for the relocation the Madalla market along Abuja to Kaduna .

The call is contained in a issued on by the party’s Publicity Secretary in the state, Mr Jonathan Vatsa.

The party noted that the present location the market close to a highway, had led to loss lives and .

“We are worried that despite collecting N1.8 billion loan to build the ultra-modern market, the government Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu in Niger state has refused to understand the danger the market still being located along the way.

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“There is no gain saying that the market has witnessed fatal accidents, ranging tankers veering into the market and most times, setting people and their wares ablaze,” said.

The party then challenged the state Development Company to explain the delay in re-locating the market, in spite of the huge resources collected for the purpose.

In its reaction, the , through Mr Israel Ebije, denied collecting any loan for the purpose of relocating the market.

“There was a consortium that indicated interest in contracting the Madalla new market, which was relocated across the .

“The stake of Niger was the land, which was provided, with a Certificate of Occupancy.

“Niger APC should papers indicating that Niger State government, under Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, collected N1.8bn for the market,” said Ebije, in a issued on the matter. (NAN)

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