Sokoto - Buhari Dahiru, the General Manager of the Sokoto Central Market, has said that the allocations of 2 000 shops abandoned by some traders will soon be revoked .
Dahiru stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto on Monday.
He said that, the action followed the abandoning of the shops by the traders over a long period of time.
“These traders have locked and abandoned the shops thereby stopping their colleagues from using them.
“We will therefore revoke them and re-allocate them to others," he said.
According to him, such an action is aimed at further securing the market as well as bolstering its revenue generation capacity.
Dahiru also said that, the authorities already had pending requests from other traders who were willing to move into the shops immediately.
The general manager said efforts were on to demolish all illegal shops constructed outside the market's master plan.
He also said that the authorities of the market were working round the clock to ensure the security of the traders and customers.
" Adequate measures are also being taken to further secure the market all night-long after the traders close from their daily trading activities," Dahiru added.