Kaduna residents, on Tuesday, kicked towards the ban of weekly markets in 5 native authorities areas of the State.
They described it as a dying penalty imposed on them for voting the APC-led Governnent within the state
Recall that the state authorities on Monday stated it had banned the weekly markets in Birnin Gwari, Kajuru, Chikun, Igabi and Giwa native governments.
The Goverment stated the choice was taken after it reviewed safety scenario within the state.
However many residents who spoke to DAILY POST in Kaduna on Tuesday kicked towards the ban.
Some stated the Authorities banned the market with the intention to starve individuals to dying since many relied on weekly markets to outlive.
Others who have been amazed over the ban stated if bandits might transfer from home to accommodate, room to rooms within the evening, killing and kidnapping individuals, banning weekly markets wouldn’t cease safety risk within the state.
A resident of Birnin Gwari LGA, Alhaji Ibrahim Danladi, who was not comfy with the choice, narrated how the weekly markets helped him to coach his youngsters and offered a possibility for him to work together with quite a few businessmen.
“Banning weekly markets is not going to cease kidnappers from attacking us.
“Kidnappers transfer from one level to a different, kill, kidnap and destroy homes unchallenged. What impact does banning weekly markets have on them? Nothing.
“I’m a businessman, shopping for and promoting all type of foodstuffs. I transfer from one weekly market to a different throughout the 23 LGA each week. I work together with totally different individuals, alternate enterprise concepts.
“Most occasions, I made brisky revenue. From what I earned as revenue, I’ve educated my 5 youngsters. Though they’re but to be employed, I nonetheless use the cash I earn from the market enterprise to feed them. I’ve constructed two bedrooms, purchased automotive, and presently, I deliberate to hold out one other constructing venture earlier than the ban,” he stated.
A farmer who stays in Igabi Native Authorities space of the state, Murtala Dansokoto informed DAILY POST that the ban had dealt a depraved blow on his household.
“I take my farm produce to promote in Kajuru market. From the gross sales, I purchase meals and ingridients for my household. I plant cassava, however, I can’t eat cassava alone,” he lamented.
In Kajuru LGA, Mrs. Jummai Nasir stated, “as a widow who has no different technique of livelihood, it’s going to be robust for me. I feed my youngsters by shopping for from one market, and I take it to a different market following week, and promote. The revenue I make is used to pay my youngsters’s college charges, fabric them, and purchase textual content books. Now, it’s going to be tough”
Mr. Usman Ademu who resides in Igabi stated, “In Kaduna State, no manufacturing unit is working. Employees are being discharged from work due to lack of marketplace for their merchandise. No new firm is in operation.
“The state authorities has retrenched staff in numerous ministries and departments. Their advantages weren’t paid. Individuals are dying on each day foundation. Now, the remaining people who find themselves managing their lives by shopping for and promoting within the weekly markets, have been banned by the federal government. It means the governnent is imposing dying penalty on them.”
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