Arrangements have reached advance stage for the commissioning of over 3,000 locked up shops at the Karu International Market in Nasarawa State by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State revealed that the market will be commissioned in the next two months by the nation’s President.
The governor, who made the disclosure during an unscheduled visit to the market on Thursday maintained that the shops have been completed hundred percent while additional 1,000 shops that will accommodate other categories of business were also about to be completed.
“We have to shift the commissioning because we realised that some categories of businesses were not included in the early project and that is why we added about 1000 open space stalls that can accommodate, tomato sellers, fish and others in that category.”
He added, “Apart from the locked up stores, eleven cold rooms have also been completed while we have additional 100 hectares of land to accommodate entrepreneurs like Shop- rite and other big businesses.”
The governor explained that the market would have been commissioned in April but due to some adjustments to accommodate other categories of businessmen and women, the state government postponed the commissioning to a later date.
Al-Makura also disclosed that after completion the state government will clear all illegal structures around the market so as to preserve the beauty of the market.
He said that the market would serve as both tourism attraction and source of employment to the teeming youths across the state and the country at large.

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