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APC rejects Tambuwal’s plan to privatise Sokoto market


CRITICISMS have trailed Sokoto State government’s proposed privatization of the Central market, which was partly burnt recently.

The state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, outrightly rejected the proposed privatization at a press statement, in Sokoto, on Sunday.

Chairman of the opposition APC, Isa Acida, who addressed the conference said privatising the market will take it out of the reach of ordinary citizens of the state.

Acida said, “The move, if unchecked, will open the Sokoto business community to undue financial exploitation.

“The action will be most unkind, because this is the only administration in the history of Sokoto state that has failed in its duty of providing conducive business environment

“Instead, the present administration has decided to surrender Sokoto merchants to the whim and caprices of private financial institutions, whose sole interest is profit maximization.”

The party ,however, called on the state  government to reconsider its decision and borrow a leaf from its predecessors, “who have left a legacy of conducive environment for commerce and industry in the state.”

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