Sunday, May 26, 2024

Association lauds Gov. Aliyu for demolishing illegal structures in Sokoto

According to the group, the action is a crucial step towards restoring business flow in the region.

• December 2, 2023
Governor Ahmed Aliyu (Photo credit: Vanguard)
Governor Ahmed Aliyu (Photo credit: Vanguard)

The association of donkey and horse sellers in Sokoto State has praised Gov. Ahmed Aliyu’s proactive efforts to demolish illegal structures.

According to the group, the action is a crucial step towards restoring business flow in the region.

Abubakar Zoramawa, the association’s chairman, conveyed this appreciation while addressing journalists in Sokoto on Saturday.

Mr Zoramawa highlighted the adverse impact of the previous administration’s decision to sell spaces designated for commercial purposes, stating that it significantly hindered business activities within their market.

“The government allocated this space to foster the buying and selling of horses and donkeys, which have historically contributed to the state’s economic growth.

“Unfortunately, in 2022, our association’s designated area was allegedly sold by the previous leadership for the construction of stores and shops.

“This action has continued to obstruct the market’s visibility and disrupt business flow,” Mr Zoramawa said.

He emphasised the detrimental consequences, adding that the action led to job losses among their members as the market no longer attracted customers due to the obscured view.

Mr Zoramawa appealed to Mr Aliyu to uphold his commitment and ensure the removal of any illegal structures, particularly within marketplaces.

Expressing gratitude, the chairman acknowledged the governor’s dedication to creating a conducive environment for all business activities, fostering economic growth and overall development.


We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Katsina State


Katsina youths pledge to deliver over 2 million votes to Atiku

“Katsina State is Atiku’s political base because it is his second home.”

Sean Baker at Cannes festival


Sean Baker’s “Anora” clinches Palme d’Or at Cannes festival

He is the first American director to win the Palme since Terrence Malick’s 2012 victory with “The Tree of Life.” 

Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC)


Tinubu’s credit scheme to protect Nigerians from unregistered loan firms: FCCPC

Mr Abdullahi said the scheme will reduce the rate at which Nigerians patronise unregistered loan applications.

Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC)


Electricity issues topped customers’ complaints to FCCPC last year

Mr Adullahi said that the MacArthur foundation granted funds to intervene in the electricity sector.


Ex-EFCC chairman, Lamorde, dies, corpse to arrive Nigeria from Egypt Monday

He passed away in an Egyptian hospital while undergoing kidney stone surgery.



CBN bans bureau de change operators from street trading of forex

“Street trading of foreign currencies is not allowed.’’

Nicki Minaj


Nicki Minaj detained at Amsterdam airport over alleged drug possession, released after fine payment

“This is what it looks like when people are paid big money to try to sabotage a tour after all else failed.’’