A 300kva generator has been installed at the Scout Camp Neighbourhood Business Complex Challenge by the Oyo State Government to make the market conducive for farmer-traders to execute their businesses.
Recall that the government had made an early promise to develop the market by adding infrastructure amenities to enable market thrive and prevent roadside trading at the market and other parts of the Ibadan metropolis.
The Commissioner for Trade, Industry, Investments and Cooperatives, Hon. Adeniyi Adebisi on Wednesday, while inspecting the 300kva generator alongside the Commissioner for Energy, Barr. Seun Ashamu emphasised that the generator’s capacity was adequate to power the whole market Complex.
He stated that the faulty two units of boreholes in the business complex had been fixed by the Ministry, while the outstanding amount owed Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC), had also been paid leading to the restoration of electricity in the market.
The Commissioner stated that the present administration has answered all the demands of the traders and because of that pleased with traders selling by the roadside along with Challenge, Molete and Mobil axis to return their businesses to the Scout Camp Neighborhood Business Complex in order pay back the good gesture of the State government.
“Now that government has fulfilled its part in putting all necessary facilities in place to make trading conducive for them, what is next is for those trading by the roadside to go back to the market.
“This gesture has been extended to major markets in the metropolis and it is targeted at tackling the scourge of street trading.”
The Commissioner for Energy, Barr. Seun Ashamu, in his speech, disclosed that the Governor instructed that his Ministry should team up with the Ministry of Trade, Industry, Investment, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and Cooperatives, to make the market conducive for commercial engagement.
Ashamu promised the traders that the street light within the complex would be repaired under one week to improve trading activities and security in the complex.
“Governor Seyi Makinde has, out of his interest for local economic growth, has instructed that everything that will make trading activities pleasant and attractive is made available for the traders.
“The street lights within the market will be repaired and will be functional in the next one week,” he guaranteed