It was an eventful Moment in Agbor, as The Dein of Agbor Kingdom, performed ground breaking ceremony of the former CTC market in Boji-Boji Agbor being reconstructed to International Standard, and renamed Dein International Market
The event of ground breaking reconstruction to international market which was well attended started at about 11 am, with stakeholders and principal officers of the Council as well as other dignitaries in attendance.
The Local Government Chairman, Hon. (Barr) Victor Okoh while delivering his welcome address disclosed that it was historic because the site was originally designed as Christian Trading Centre, CTC, which metamorphosed into a market for the sales of varieties of goods and services.
Barr. Okoh further said that the Council thought it wise to look inward for additional sources of revenue to the local government.
He noted that the best way the Council could achieve the reconstruction of the market to international standard was to enter into a Public Private Partnership (PPP), with Graceland Channels Ltd of No. 35, Guobadia Avenue Off Etete Street Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria, which, according to him, was the best option for the Council to achieve her dreams.
Disclosing further, the Chairman thanked His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Delta State, Senator Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa for giving them the approval to execute the Multi Million Naira project which he said will boost the economic activities of the local government area.
Responding, the Dein said, it was a pleasure to have such a heart melting initiative as it would enhance the economic activities of the local government area. He promised to whole-heartedly support the Council Chairman and the Private Partners.
Reacting to the event, the Chairman of the traders’ union of the former CTC market, thanked the Council Boss for the laudable project, adding that it was a veritable means to enhance trading of various goods and services, just as he begged the Government to fix affordable prices for the shops.
Speaking to our reporters after the event, Hon. Iduh Lucky, the councillor representing ward 9 and majority leader of the Ika South legislative arm, thanked the Council Chairman for the laudable initiative just as he prayed God to keep him alive, strong and healthy to see the project commissioned.
Speaking also was pastor, Omorojie Math, the MD of the Firm, who assured that the first phase of the project would be commissioned in December.
He commended the traders for their unrelenting cooperation, promising that 92/Shops would be commissioned by December.