Traders from Abuja Markets have taken their peaceful protest to the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), demanding an end to the crisis rocking the Abuja Markets Management Limited.
The aggrieved traders said they are confused over the conflicting orders coming from the two people claiming to be the managing Directors.
Secretary General of FCT Amalgamated Traders Association, Mr Abubakar Abdullahi said traders and other business operators in Abuja markets cannot pay service charges and other levies to the wrong people.
He noted that for the traders to continue to comply with the revenue collection in the markets, FCTA needs to urgently tell them who is the authentic MD of AMML.
” We in the market are being affected directly when the leadership of AMML is not coordinated. The markets are not stable because of the conflict. The service charges and dues we pay in the market, we are supposed to know exactly who to pay to. AMML is the collector or revenue of any kind in the market for the FCTA, so we want to know who is in charge.”
” We have seen a letter from Abuja Investments Company Ltd, terminating the contract of Abubakar Faruk, we have also seen another letter telling us to stop paying money to anybody.
Also Speaking, Hassan Ibrahim, Chairman Arewa Traders Association, FCT Chapter, demanded that Faruk should vacate the office, after 13 years as the MD of AMML.
Head of Internal Security of the FCTA, Mr Sunday Olubiyi who addressed the protesters said the Administration is doing everything possible to resolve the Matter and restore the confidence of the traders and stability in the markets.
Remi Johnson, Edited By Grace Namiji
Written by: Kevin Nwabueze
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