Mubi - Normal business activities have resumed in the commercial border town of Mubi, Adamawa, one year after its invasion by the Boko Haram insurgents, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The Chairman, Mubi Chamber of Commerce, Alhaji Abdulkadir Musa, said this in an interview with NAN on Sunday.
"We are grateful to God. Business activities have now resumed in Mubi, we are even experiencing shortage of shops, as you can see some people are displaying their goods at the roadsides," Musa said.
He said traders were now coming to the town from the Cameroon, Chad and Central African republics.
He said that the state government had commenced the reconstruction of parts of Mubi main market affected by fire that was ignited by the insurgents.
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The chairman said that most banks had reopened in the town, while cattle and grain dealers, particularly those from the southern part of the country, had also returned to the town.
He thanked the state government for awarding 14 road projects "to further open up’’ the town, but urged the Federal Government to rehabilitate the federal road linking the area to other parts of the country to facilitate flow of goods and people to the market.
"I also call on the federal government to further improve power supply and access to loan by our members to boost small scale industries here," Musa said.
The chairman lauded the role of security agencies in restoring peace in Mubi, saying that since the recapture of the town from the insurgents, there had not been any serious breach of the peace there.
NAN Correspondent who visited the town reports that apart from the resumption of normal socio-economic activities in the town and its environs, all the three tertiary institutions in the town: Adamawa State University, the Federal Polytechnic, Mubi, and the School of Health Technology, have resumed full academic activities.