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Phones sellers kick as Bauchi govt demolishes, relocates them to new GSM market




The Bauchi State Authorities on Wednesday finally evicted telephones and equipment sellers from their current location on the Wunti market in Bauchi metropolis and relocated to a brand new everlasting website.

The state authorities, by way of the Bauchi State City Planning and Growth Board, which effected the ejection of the entrepreneurs, subsequently demolished the favored Container the place that they had been working from for a few years.

Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, late final yr when he paid a go to to a part of the market after it was gutted by midnight inferno, revealed the federal government’s plans to relocate telephone sellers from Container to a brand new place.

The governor subsequently authorised the development of a contemporary telephone village on the outdated works workplace near the Muda Lawal market, additionally in Bauchi metropolis and in addition authorised the sum of N25million for the development.

Nevertheless, there was stiff resistance from the sellers when the federal government finally issued them with stop discover for them to vacate the Container and transfer to the newly-constructed website.

That they had claimed that the brand new place lacked satisfactory safety and sufficient lockup outlets the place they’d be preserving their wares, including that the state governor was but to inaugurate the market.

The federal government, nevertheless, maintained its floor that the telephone sellers should voluntarily relocate to the brand new place offered for them, insisting that the brand new fashionable complicated had been totally constructed and accomplished.

In line with the federal government, the directive to relocate was with a view to decongesting the Wunti market space in addition to giving manner for additional growth of latest lock up stalls on the area.

DAILY POST stories that the telephone sellers had on Tuesday vehemently resisted one other forceful try and eject them from the Container, which made authorities officers withdraw to be able to keep away from breakdown of regulation and order within the space.

The withdrawal however, the sellers have been sternly warned to take away all their wares because the state authorities wouldn’t rescind its choice to demolish their makeshift constructions.

Following dialogue with a bit of the sellers’ management, they later moved their wares to the brand new location paving manner for presidency officers to finally demolish the outdated Container.

In the meantime, the relocation has elicited combined reactions from the sellers with some commending the Governor Mohammed-led administration for offering them with a befitting place to ply their commerce.

Others opposed the event, claiming that the brand new place is hidden from the general public, which they stated would have an effect on their companies negatively.

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