As part of activities lined up for the second term inauguration of his administration, the Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa has commissioned two markets conceived and built under his stewardship of the state.
Commissioning the over three hundred million Naira Akwanga modern market on Wednesday, Engineer Sule restated the commitment of this administration to boosting economic activities through provision of conditions that will ginger the people towards business development.
Reiterating that “The modern market that we have sited here which is being commissioned today is endowed with modern facilities comprising of 50 lockup shops, 50 open market stalls, 22 warehouses, 2 public toilets, a security post, 2 refuse dumps and a water thank for water supply,” he explained.
The Governor equally commissioned the newly constructed Dr.Bala Abaine Angbazo Modern Market in Nasarawa Eggon of Nasarawa Eggon Local Government Area,all in the north senatorial district of the state.
Th Governor, also took time to assured the people of the state as well as expressed optimism that with the recently commissioned Dangote Refinery by President Muhammadu Buhari, the end of oil subsidy is in sight.
According to the Governor, inspite of the initial challenges since 2016 when the idea of the refinery was muted, the Dangote Refinery has come onboard and hopefully before the end of this year, the issue of oil subsidy will be a thing of the past.
“Mr President joined us in Lagos for the commissioning of the biggest, single train oil refinery in the world.
“This refinery was initiated around the year 2016 when I was still in Dangote. We wanted to build this refinery initially in Ondo State. And at that time we wanted to build only a 400, 000 barrels a day refinery because the three refineries in Nigeria have a total capacity of 450, 000 barrels per day.
“So we wanted to build for 400, 000 barrels a day in one location. but for some reasons we kept moving. We moved to Ogun State and it didn’t work but finally we got to Lagos, and realized we have enough location, the dream moved bigger and other people were laughing at us. That we have not even done well in sugar yet, we have not finished cement yet, we have not finished flour yet, how on earth can we build a refinery?
“It’s now history. With God on your side, nothing is impossible. That is the dream in Dangote. At the end of the day, today we have five African presidents that witnessed the commissioning as well as the representative of the President of Chad.
“I will tell you, by the end of this year, by the grace of God, the story about subsidy is over in Nigeria,” he stated.