Gov. Buni Awards N2.6 Billion Contract For Construction Of Nguru Ultra Modern Market

By Sadiq Abubakar, The Nigerian Voice, Damaturu
 Alhaji Barma Shettima Signing the Contract
Alhaji Barma Shettima Signing the Contract

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has awarded a N2.6 billion contract for the construction of Nguru Ultra Modern Market.

Yobe State Commissioner of Commerce, Tourism and Industry, Alhaji Barma Shettima disclosed this Friday during the signing ceremony of the contract in his office in Damaturu on behalf of the Yobe State Government.

Shettima added that the contract was awarded to the highest bidder, ADAF BML Company Limited with completion term of 12 months.

According to him, the Market when completed will boost the internal generated revenue (IGR) of the state, pointing out that, the market will have modern facilities including Fire Service Outpost, parking space, toilets, lock up shops and stalls as well as motor oark among others.

It will be recalled that in the past, the market was gutted by unknown source of fire outbreak that had annual occurance, with loss of lives and property worth millions of naira.

The Commissoner further explained that some people attributed the annual fire outbreak at the market to supernatural forces that activate the fire over night.

He said, "Fire fighters and the police could not even identify the causes of the previous fire outbreaks that annually affect the Nguru Market".

"I therefore urge the contractor to adhere and comply with the terms of reference of the contract as well as the Market building specifications to international standards.

“You should maintain all the quality building materials detailed in the master plan of the building, as contained in the project’ terms of agreements."Shettima said.

He also added that the completion of the Nguru ultra modern market will reactivate the state's economy through trade, tourism and job opportunities for teeming unemployed youths thereby addressing the menace of unemployment and boosting revenue generation of the state.