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Traders welfare is my priority – Market Chairman

The Chairman of Blessed Market aka Mrs. Alamieyeseigha’s Market, Swali, Yenagoa Hon. Emmanuel P. Youngbo has said that traders welfare is his priority. He made this pledge while speaking to our reporter in his office. Hon. Youngbo who is the pioneer Commissioner of Bayelsa state Assembly Service Commission and S. A on Mass Transit to Governor Alamieyeseigha said the market is well organized with laid down rules binding all traders for peaceful co-existence. The market rated as one of the neatest in the state capital is as a result of the chairman’s tireless efforts as stated by some traders in an interview. According to the traders, the chairman is kind gentleman and considerate, noting that their relationship with him is cordial. Youngbo, only younger brother of Margaret Alamienyeseigha of same parents is coolheaded, devoted Christian who described himself as ‘servant leader’. He said his humbleness is as a result of his family and Christian background, hence his sterling leadership style. He stated that N160, 000 is spent monthly on security and appealed to the state government to station security outfit in the market. ‘Although it is private market but if government is willing to assist, it will go a long way to curb crime within the market and environs as it is close to the Swali Ultra-Modern Market’. To him, he introduced vigilante group in the market at a time when the road leading to Swali Ultra-Modern Market is insecure daily but now the ugly menace is curbed. His mission is to encourage traders, Ijaw ones in particular to venture into business than white color job as trading is regarded as lucrative business. He said shops in his market are affordable with public incontinences available for use including standby generator and borehole. Youngbo was a trader in the popular Balogun Market, Lagos, promising to use his wealth of experience to bear here.

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