THE Timber Market Building Materials Association, Enugu, has called on the Enugu State Government for immediate completion of the permanent site to enable expansion of their businesses.
The Chairman of the Association, Mr Charles Ngwu, made the request while speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Wednesday.
Ngwu explained that each union in the association had called for the state government’s assistance in developing the sites at the approved permanent site located on the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway.
He called on Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi to look into their plight, saying that the temporary site, where they occupied presently was no longer conducive for business.
According to him, the relocation of the market to its permanent site will go a long way in decongesting most of the streets and some major roads around the temporary market as well as expanding our businesses.
“We are presently in rented shops located in residential areas which ought not to be and as a result most streets are often congested with various vehicles.
“If our governor can assist each union of the association in developing its section at the permanent site, it will help to expand commercial activities in the state,” he said.
The chairman urged the state government to provide adequate security for safety of the market and property when completed.
He said that 11 unions made up the association, among which are, electrical parts dealers, cement dealers, plumbing materials dealers, paint dealers and dealers in floor tiles.
Others include iron rod dealers, terrazzo dealers, among others. (NAN)
– Sept. 11, 2019 @ 13:35 GMT |