Money market: Trading resumes at burnt Katsina market

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TRADING resumed on Sunday at the burnt Katsina Central Market a week after the incident occurred.

The market had gone up in flames last Monday with goods worth billions of naira destroyed while no fewer than 1,000 shops were completely destroyed.

Buying and selling at the market had since been suspended to among others, prevent the activities of looters who were carting away some of the recovered items.

A visit to the market on Sunday showed that some of the traders, whose shops were not affected by the fire incident, had already resumed trading.

People were also seen at the market patronising the traders.

It was equally observed that some traders had also begun rehabilitating their burnt shops.

Some policemen and operatives of the Nigerian Civil Defence and Security Corps were seen at the main entrance of the market establishing the identities of those coming in and going out.

An executive of the market, Alhaji Labarun Sani, said full trading would commence on Monday.
Meanwhile,Governor Aminu Masari on Sunday told the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Faruk Umar, that a committee had been set up to investigate circumstances surrounding the fire incident at the market.

SOURCE: PUNCH NIGERIA

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