By Christopher Tom, Uyo
Following the skyrocketing rate corona virus has cripple State and national economy is unfortunate need to be eradicated before its goes out of hands, the Chairman board of trustee Itak Itam market, Mr. Ekong Godwin said the experience on Covid-19 Pandemic is pathetic appeal for Government to assist traders with grants to facilitate what the Covid-19 has cripple businesses in the State.
Mr. Ekong Godwin made the appealed in a chat with Journalists in Uyo. That the Covid-19 Pandemic has cripple a lot of business and put some traders in a huge debt need Government assistance towards their predicament.
He said most of the traders are seriously experiencing hard time while some of them cannot meet up again are now in side line just watching without doing any business need assistance as the grant would go a long way for them to establish back in business again.
The Chairman said despite the grant issue, they have not relent continue to enforce no face masks no entering the market without compromise while towards that effect Itu Local Government council has donated over 5000 face masks to traders and customers at the market not to abuse the Government guide line on Covid-19 Pandemic for their own benefit not to contact and spread the virus among them.
The Chairman Igbo Food Stuff Dealers Progressive Association, Mr. John Onwe said the grant would go a long way for the traders as they have been denied by the Pandemic during the lock down while use the medium call on Federal Government to look into the Calabar- Itu road which has become epidemic to business men.
He said the road which has been epidemic to business men always spend two to three days on the road especially hoodlums have taken advantage of the road to snatched phones and steal traders goods believe Government would intervene on the road while call on Akwa Ibom State Government to create acess road to Itak Itam market motor pack which would create revenue for the Local Government and the State at large.