From Austine Tule, Makurdi
Tor Tiv, Orcivirgh Prof James Ayatse has called on the Federal Government to urgently intervene in constructing an ultramodern market in Gboko to make it a pride of Tiv commerce and trade in the North Central of Nigeria.
The Tor Tiv who is also the Chairman, Benue State Council of Traditional Rulers made the call during a sympathy visit on the traders who were affected by the recent inferno that engulfed the market expressed sadness that Gboko market was not well planned with modern fire services and other gadgets which has resulted to the loss of countless valuables.
The paramount promised to prevail on relevant authorities including the Federal and State Government as well as critical stakeholders to decongest Gboko market to avoid further fire occurrence which had rendered many traders without any means of livelihood.
According to the Begha u Tiv, he felt pained by the hardship with which the traders are passing through but expressed the hope that God will replenish then hundred folds.
Earlier, Council Chairman of Gboko Local Government, Mrs Becky Orpin commended the Tor Tiv for demonstrating passion and empathy to the affected traders urging him to apply his royal influence to cause relevant authorities to decongest the Gboko market and provide facilities to curb further disaster at the market.