Maiduguri — Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State yesterday laid the foundation stone for the construction of N823. 62 million ultra modern market in Bama, a border town with Cameroon.
The market will have 941 shops, 700 stalls, fire service and police posts, clinic, banks, road network and a parking space that will accommodate 320 cars.
Shettima said a market driven economy creates wealth for the people and lamented that when the Bama old market was burnt in April, 2010, traders were forced to display their wares by the roadside.
He said Borno deserves many ultra modern markets because the state shares international borders with Niger, Chad and Cameroon.