Traders in Garki Market, Abuja, have urge Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to keep to his promise which he made during his recent visit to the market on Friday.
The traders tasked Osinbajo to ensure that the cost of doing business especially for micro, small and medium enterprises in Nigeria is reduced.
The acting president made a surprise visit at the market last Friday to have one-on-one interactions with traders.
Also, Abuja Markets Management Limited (AMML), managers of Garki Market has congratulated the administration on its two years in office noting that the visit was a testimony that the administration wants to take the government to the people.
A statement issued by AMML’s Corporate Affairs Manager, Innocent Amaechina, quoted the Managing Director, Usman Faruk, as saying that the visit has rekindled the hope of the ordinary traders, not just in Garki Market but across the FCT and Nigeria.
On the high cost of rent in the market complained of by the traders, the management said the rent is mostly a product of market forces since the shops and stalls were sold out to the public even before it took over management.
“The only area that government has control in the market is the informal sector developed by us and since 2009 the rent in those sections have not changed from N3, 450 per month and service charge at 2,500 per month.” the statement read.