Rubochi youths set up com­mit­tee on di­lap­i­dated mar­ket

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Abubakar Sadiq Isah

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.

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