The traders, one after the other appreciated the new management team for improving on the security of the market, which they said used to be one of the major challenges facing them in time past, as it used to discouraged customers from shopping at Itam market. They also appreciated the board for tabling their concerns on government’s proposed levy increased to government and making government to stay action on it, etc. The traders however, pleaded with the board to as a matter of necessity let government know and make conveniences available in the market, as well as drainage and car parks to eased traffic.
Informing the traders of Government’s plans for the market and the proposed visit by the Commissioner for Environment and the executive Chairman of Itu LGA, the Board Chairman called on improved sanitation and cooperation from the traders in prompt payment of their levies and other commitments, which he said it is through that that development and facilities can be provided for the market. Frowning at the practice where traders having misunderstanding with co-traders resorts to calling thugs for or taking their fellow traders to the police so that they can spend money instead of exploring internal mechanisms of dispute resolution as laid down by the market