By Charles Nwaoguji
The Chairman/CEO Chebez Global Ventures LTD., Mr. Achebe Gabriel Iweka has called on developers across the country and Abuja especially, to make the cost of shops in market and shopping malls affordable for traders by affiliating with banks and government for subsidy due to the economic hardship occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic,
Iweka, who made the call during the Apo Trade centre epoch making ceremony and parley with the National Association of Nigeria traders (NANTS) FCT chapter, business men / women and public presentation to the Apo trade Centre and Banking partners at the site recently, said it is in a bid to assist government in finding a lasting solution in addressing the street traders and market traders relocation issue in FCT.
However, he called on the development of Apo Trade Center, an ULTRA – Modern market in apo Abuja which has also affected traders, good and services across the nation and the world over.
He further stressed that as a business man, the project was inspired by his compassion and to elevate the surfing of traders in Apo axis due to daily experience and always noticing the displacement of traders anytime he patronize the spear part market and other market places in Apo area therefore as contribution to the Socio-economic development of trade and commerce in FCT.
“Our board decided to acquire vast lands in apo as Phase1 and 2 for the development of Apo trade centre as an ultra modern market with about 540 shops that will accommodate different product, goods and services,” he said.
While applauding the FCT minister, Mallam Bello Muhammad for encouraging infrastructural and industrial development in Abuja the business man turned developer, Iweka, further appreciated the FCTA for their support in speeding-up the development of Apo trade centre.