By: Babagana Bukar Wakil, Maiduguri
The State Commissioner for Commerce and Industries, Alhaji Lawan Kareto said a new modern market of 350 shops capacity was constructed in Kwaya bura town by the governor within 365 days and BOSCO Filling station was being renovated along with the Borno State Hotel where a committee was Constituted by the governor headed by the Deputy Govenror Alhaji Usman Umar Kadaffur to give the edifice a facelift.
He added that 3 DAF modelo trailer tankers have been purchased for the BOSCO Filling Stations and 2 Mega Filling Stations have been proposed to be constructed in each of the 3 Senatorial zones while a committee was also constituted to report within 3 weeks on the possibility of awarding contract for the renovation of Maiduguri International hotel.
Kareto disclosed also that the state government has signed pact with the Bank of Industry for a N2 Billion loan to empower traders in the state, pointing out that, government was also planning to establish 3 international border markets at Damasak, Banki and Abadam or Monguno to boost international trans-Sahara trade in the region.
According to him, due to shortage of wheat, Governments and other private partners of Maiduguri Flour Mills were trying to find lasting solution to the raw material but presently, the company has been operating in skeletal basis using maize for Maize Flour while the industrial hub along Njimtilo are still undergoing installations and fixing of equipment and Facilities to commence production in September 2020.