Abuja traders in­au­gu­rate new ex­ec­u­tives

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Zeenat Ab­du­lazeez

As­so­ci­a­tion of Or­ga­nized Mar­ket Men and Women in Abuja (ASOMAWA) at the week­end in­au­gu­rated new ex­ec­u­tives at Blake Re­sort Garki II, Abuja.

Speak­ing dur­ing the in­au­gu­ra­tion, the pres­i­dent of ASOMAWA, Mrs. E. Sa­rau­niya Erondu, said her main vi­sion is to fight for bet­ter deal for all traders in the FCT.

She also as­sured that she would work to re­al­ize the ob­jec­tives of the or­ga­ni­za­tion.

“ASOMAWA is meant to bring all mar­ket men and women un­der one um­brella, to raise funds and pro­vide financial as­sis­tance to their mem­bers, to pro­tect traders against in­tim­i­da­tion and help to reg­u­late the price of shops in FCT, and to as­sist the gov­ern­ment to carry out their grass­roots pro­grammes and de­vel­op­ment ac­tiv­i­ties among oth­ers,” she said.

She ap­pealed to the fed­eral gov­ern­ment to ac­cord them recog­ni­tion and ini­ti­ate poli­cies that would favour them, es­pe­cially in terms of em­pow­er­ment.

Mrs. Mary Aiphor, who rep­re­sented the APC chair­man, Abuja chap­ter, said the present ad­min­is­tra­tion would make sure traders are prop­erly taken care of in the na­tion. She also stated that de­mo­li­tion of mar­kets will be re­duced un­der Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari’s ad­min­is­tra­tion, adding that proper se­cu­rity mea­sures will be put in place in or­der to avoid at­tacks in mar­kets.

City News ob­served that the fol­low­ing ex­ec­u­tives of ASOMAWA were in­au­gu­rated; Mrs. E. Sa­rau­niya Erondu JP as the pres­i­dent; Al­haji Ahmed Ba­lo­gun, vice pres­i­dent 1; Mrs. Deb­o­rah Ay­orinde, vice pres­i­dent II; Al­haji Yunusa Isa, vice pres­i­dent III; Al­haji Abubakar Dan­gara, gen­eral sec­re­tary; and Al­haji Baba-Ali, trea­surer.

Oth­ers were Haruna Ab­dul­lahi, financial sec­re­tary; God­win Adum. pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer; Mur­tala Abubakar, or­ga­niz­ing sec­re­tary; Shuaib Adamu, provost; Jum­mai Bako, wel­fare of­fi­cer; Salaha Ibrahim, state woman mo­bi­lizer; Ha­jiya Aishatu Hamza, state co­or­di­na­tor; Al­haji Has­san Mai Jama’a, ad­viser; and Chief Basil On­uoha as pa­tron.

ASOMAWA also in­au­gu­rated mar­ket chair­men rep­re­sent­ing the six area coun­cils in the FCT.

Photo Seun Adeuyi

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