By; OLADELE ADEDAYO, Ado-Ekiti
The Ultra modern multi million Naira Ado-Ekiti Central Market also known as ‘Oja Oba Market’ has been commissioned by the Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi with an advice to ensure payment of their taxes regularly.
Governor Fayemi, who inaugurated the market on Thursday as part of his second anniversary in office said his government conceptualized the project as part of the urban regeneration programme for the state capital in his first term.
Although, he commended the former Governor Ayo Fayose, who undertook the project to 55 percent completion when he assume office in his second term on October 16, 2018
Fayemi stated that the market would promote commercial activities on a large scale in Ekiti State and boost economic growth and development in Ekiti.
“According to him, the Ultra-modern market is carefully built and properly landscaped to be the pride of Ekiti sons and daughters both at home and abroad”
Fayemi said the facilities in the ultra-modern market include 234 Open Shops, 738 Lockup shops, 2 restaurants, 2 banking halls, 2
Warehouses, a Police Post, a fire station and a clinic.
Governor Fayemi, enjoin all relevant stakeholders to ensure regular maintenance of all the facilities put in place in the market complex.
He urged the people to ensure that they pay their taxes and levies into government coffers for sustenance of developmental drive.
“This project was conceived and purposely built to make trading more conducive, encouraging and enjoyable for our citizens”
Fayemi, however warned those who are in the habit of displaying wares by the road sides to desist from such practice and move into this more comfortable and secured edifice.
While the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe, in his speech, expressed his
joy to Governor Fayemi, for keeping to his promise by completing the
project, as he promised not to abandoned any projects in the state.
Oba Adejugbe, appealed to all the users of the market to make it clean
and pay their rent as at when due.