– A northern group, NMU has warned Lagos trade fair leadership against conducting a flawed election
– The group said the north will not accept anything less than a transparent election
– Going further, the group said Lagos Trade fair is for everybody
The Northern Mandate Union (NMU) has declared that the north will not accept anything less than a transparent election in the forthcoming election into the leadership of the International Centre for Commerce otherwise known as Balogun Business Association (BBA) at the Lagos Trade Fair complex market.
The group consequently called for a level playing field for all aspirants in the election.
This was disclosed by the national chairman of NMU, Alhaji Ahmed Abdulazeez.
Going further, Abdulazeez who said the market is the pride of West Africa, insisted that marketers need free, fair and credible elections into its leadership body. He added that the trade fair is a market for all Nigerians irrespective of origin.
Daily Trust reports that the group urged the market leaders to shun divisive conducts that would undermine the integrity of the market leadership election.
Meanwhile, Our Correspondent had reported that a Kano State High Court restrained Igbo indigenes in the state from celebrating the New Yam Festival.
The festival which was scheduled to hold on Sunday, September 27, was stopped by security officials from taking place following the court order.
Justice Farouk Lawan Adamu who issued the order also retrained one Ikechukwu Oliver Akpudo from organising and celebrating any festival that had to do with Igbos living in Kano.
The court took the decision following a suit to determine who is the authentic traditional ruler of the Indigbo in Kano state.
In another development, Our Correspondent had reported that amid the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the country, Lagos state bakers have warned that the price of bread may go up by 60% unless the Nigerian government intervenes.
The Lagos bakers said the price would go up if the government doesn’t stop the rising prices of baking materials due to the pandemic, The Guardian reports.
The group appealed to both federal and state governments to step in immediately and arrest the situation for everyone’s benefit as the high cost of baking ingredients is killing their businesses.
Our Correspondent had also reported that as more reactions continue to trail the effect of coronavirus on the economy, traders in popular Lagos market shared their opinion on the impact of the disease on food prices so far.
The pandemic which has led to a significant drop in oil prices has also resulted to drop in revenue across the globe.
Our Correspondent visited Sura market, located on Lagos Island, Lagos, and inquired from traders the impact of the outbreak on the prices of goods and level of patronage.