Port Harcourt - The Rivers Government said
it would give soft loans to market women to drive economic activities in the
Deputy Gov. of the state, Dr Ipalibo Banigo, told newsmen in
Port Harcourt on Thursday that small scale business operators would also
benefit from the loan.
She said the move aimed to revitalise commerce and industry
and reduce sufferings of the masses.
“I assure small scale business operators that facilities
that will make life better for them in the market places, like access roads,
soft loans, would be provided.
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“Similarly, the state government has laid the foundation for
an ultra-modern motor spare parts complex to be fully equipped with necessary
facilities to accelerate business transactions in the state,” she said.
Banigo said the current administration was determined to
boost commercial activities that would ultimately improve standard of living of
The deputy governor urged traders to keep the markets clean
and avoid inflammable products that could cause fire in market places.