Sokoto State Traders Association, an umbrella of business communities in the state has inaugurated new executives to run the affairs of the Association in the next three years.
The state Commissioner for Commerce, Bashir Gidado Jegawa while inaugurating the trader’s executive said government would continue to provide enabling environment for trade and other commercial activities in the state.
Jegawa further advised traders to cooperate and support the state government in its bid to reconstruct their shops at the burnt Sokoto Central Market, adding that government would support traders whose shops and wares were burnt during the fire with incentives to start a new business.
He advised traders to ensure safety around their shops with the installation of fire extinguishers and other firefighting mechanism to forestall future occurrence of the incidence in and around the market premises.
He said government would provide plots of land free to any manufacturing farm wishing to establish a base in Sokoto, adding that, government would purchase 40 percent share such manufacturing company.
The commissioner warned traders against hoarding and adulteration of their products to maximize profit.
He charged the new executives to remain resolute and maintained open door policy that in the discharge if their mandate.
Those inaugurated are the State Chairman of the Association, Alhaji chika Sarkin Gishiri, his deputy Chika Mai Katako and Secretary, Abubakar Altine Shagari among others.
In his post inaugural remarks, the Chairman, Chika Sarkin Gishiri thanked members of the association for electing him to lead them in the next three years.
He encouraged members to cooperate and support the new leadership in their effort to move the association forward, saying that it’s only with their support that the new executives would succeed.
Gishiri however commended the state government for providing enabling environment for traders to do business without molestation.