Rubochi youths set up committee on dilapidated market
The President of the Rubochi Youth Association (RUYA), Comrade Joseph Iyakwo, Saturday disclosed that a five-man committee has been set up to advise the association on what to do concerning the dilapidated state of the community’s market.
Iyakwo, who was speaking when he led executives and other members of the association to the village market.
He said the market is located within a catchment that gives traders from neighboring villages and towns easy access to sell their goods and farm produce every six days.
He noted that it is the responsibility of the area council authority to keep the market, but they have shirked such responsibility, saying the market has over-grown with weeds while the stalls have been turned to public toilets.
He added that the coming together of the association to embark on weeding the market was aimed at building a synergy, peace and unity among the youth and residents of the community.
According him, the association has written to the area council over the dilapidated nature of the market but nothing has been done.
“We have observed that markets are responsibilities of the local government or area councils, but the council has derailed from its responsibility in taking care of the market and we decided to mobilize ourselves and community members to weed the market which has been over-grown with weeds,” he said.
He recalled that the market was last renovated during the administration of the former chairman of the council, Alhaji Usman Jibrin Wowo, saying the association is planning to see how to partner with the area council to upgrade the market.
The association’s president added that they will report those who display their wares by the road side to the traditional ruler of the community, Alhaji Ibrahim Mohammed Pada, in order to get them move into the market.
Locals crossing River Gurara in an Abaji community recently.