Shop Owners Protest Non-Allocation Of Shops In Abuja

Member of Association of Wuye Market Owners today in Abuja protest non-allocation of the shops to their members and imposition of payment of N5 million by the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Bala Mohammed despite the court order that directed the immediate allocation of the shops to the owners .

The Association maintained that since 2002 when their shops got burnt at Wuse zone 1 near NNPC Mega Station the authority of FCT promised to relocate them to WuyeUltra-Modern Market in which they reneged .

According to a source who craved anonymity “We were asked to pay N5million each before the shops would be delivered to us , this is exploitation in the highest order and we appealing to the Dame Patience Jonathan to come to our rescue.“

The protesters who gathered this afternoon near Utako Market carrying placards and chanting anti-Bala slogan calling for the immediate allocation of their shops.

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