Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa state believes building ultra modern markets is a sure way to enhance trade and investment as well as shore up revenue base of the state.
The Governor made this remark at the commissioning of the new orange market.
Governor Al-Makura who also inspected other on going projects in the state warned that his administration will deal decisively with erring contractors.
He appealed to Nigerians to be patient with the government.
TVCE [LAFIA] - No fewer than 20 shops were On Saturday razed in a major timber market in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital, north-central Nigeria.
Some eyewitnesses, who preferred names not mentioned disclosed that the fire outbreak began around 1am, razing about 20 shops and destroying properties worth millions of Naira.
“The effort by the residents of the area to put off the fire was not successful and the State Fire Service men arrived the scene with empty tanks.
“The level of destruction is so devastating,” the eyewitness said.
Co0nfirming the incident in Lafia, the State Chief Fire Officer, Dogara Dalhatu, said the cause of the fire is yet to be established, adding that it was not true that the fire fighters came with empty tanks.”