NASARAWA State governor, Umaru Tanko Al-makura, yesterday redeemed his pledge to traders at Mararaba Orange market in Karu Local Government Area.
The governor had, during a seven-day official working visit to Karu, offered to assist the traders with the sum of N20 million to enable them complete the new orange market.
A statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Ahmed Tukur, and made available to journalists in Lafia, noted that the gesture was to enhance the speedy completion of the project.
It pointed out that the governor while presenting the cheque to the leader of traders at the market, Alhaji Baba Aliyu-Ibrahim, urged them to ensure judicious use of the money.
Al-Makura commended the traders for complementing government’s effort towards curtailing congestion at the market.
According to the statement, the governor was impressed with the traders whom, after complying with the directive to keep off the road, acquired another land and decided to embark on the construction of a new market.
Al-makura explained that it was because of their effort to relocate to a befitting environment that made government to assist them with the donation.
He said the state government will wave all land titles due to the market, just as it will ensure that the traders are provided with the land documents.
Aliyu-Ibrahim assured that the money will be used judiciously for the purpose it was meant for.

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