The Federal Capital Territory Administration has inaugurated the remodelled Maitama ultra-modern market in Kubwa, a satellite town in FCT, two years after the project took off.
The N4bn market which was constructed by H & I Construction Limited, consisted of 1,467 shops, warehouses and cold rooms of various sizes.
Speaking during the ceremony, the Chairman, Bwari Area Council, Mr Musa Dikko, explained that the idea of building the market was conceived about 10 years ago.
He commended the contractor for delivering the project within two years.
Director of H & I Construction Limited, Mr Rabiu Sa’id, said that facilities in the new market include generous parking space, a police station, bank, and 50 toilets located at strategic locations in the market.
He disclosed that his firm would soon commence the remodelling of Mpape Market in conjunction with Bwari Area Council, adding that the modernisation of the Utako /Jabi Motor Park and Utako Market would take-off in two weeks.
Sa’id said, “We will also commission the first phase of the modernisation of Utako Market in FCT in about two weeks from now, while on the same day, we will perform the ground-breaking ceremony of the modernisation of the Utako/Jabi Motor Park, Abuja.
“The second phase of Garki Market modernisation will also be done in conjunction with Abuja Market Management Ltd before the second quarter of this year.”
Sai’d further said the company had built a new palace for the district head of Kubwa, noting that work had also commenced on the construction of a new town hall for the community.
Source: Adelani Adepegegba