Fayemi commissions Ado-Ekiti central market, task shop owners on tax payment
Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has commissioned the new ultra-modern multi-million naira Ado-Ekiti Central Market, known as the “Oja Oba market” in Ado-Ekiti.
Governor Fayemi, who inaugurated the market yesterday, as part of his second anniversary, said his government conceptualized the project as part of the urban regeneration programme for the state capital in his first term.
He, however, commended the former Governor Ayo Fayose, who took the project to 55% completion when he was governor.
Fayemi pointed out that the market would promote commercial activities on a large scale in Ekiti State and boost economic growth and development in Ekiti.
“According to him, the Ultra-modern market is carefully built and properly landscaped to be the pride of Ekiti sons and daughters both at home and abroad”
Fayemi said the facilities in the ultra-modern market include 234 Open Shops, 738 Lockup shops, 2 restaurants, 2 banking halls, 2 Warehouses, a Police Post, a fire station and a clinic.
Governor Fayemi, enjoined all relevant stakeholders to ensure regular maintenance of all the facilities put in place in the market complex.
He urged the people to ensure that they pay their taxes and levies into government coffers for the sustenance of developmental drive.
“This project was conceived and purposely built to make trading more conducive, encouraging and enjoyable for our citizens”
Fayemi, however, warned those who display their waves by the roadsides to desist from such practice and move into this more comfortable and secure edifice.
The Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe, in his speech, expressed gratitude to Governor Fayemi, for keeping to his promise by completing the project, he appealed to all the users of the market to make it clean and pay their rent as at when due.