Abuja traders inaugurate new executives
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.
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