Yobe Gov’t Approves 35% Subsidy For Shops Rent ln Newly Constructs Modern Markets.
By Mohammed Dala Lawan
Yobe state Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni has approved a 35 per cent subsidy on rates approved for renting shops in the newly commissioned Modern Markets to boost business activities.
The statement signed by the Director General of Press and Media Affairs to the Governor, Mamman Mohammed, and made available to Radio Nigeria Sunshine FM, indicated that Governor Buni gave the subsidy following the initially approved rates as recommended in the report submitted by the State Committee on Allocation of Shops.
The Governor said the reduction in prices of the shops became necessary to support and encourage traders to operate in the new markets for businesses to thrive in the new markets.
The Ground Floor Prime View Double with an initial price tag of N468,000.00 for rent per annum is now reduced to N304,200.00 while, the Ground Floor Prime View Single initially put at N390,000.00 is now to be given out at N253,500.00 per annum
Similarly, the Ground Floor Prime View with two faces that were to attract N442,000.00 is now to cost N287,300.00 per annum, and Ground Floor others Double put at N390,000.00 is now reduced to N253,500.00.
The Ground Floor Others Single initially with a rent tag of N325,000.00 will now be paid for N211,250.00 as an annual rate, and Ground Floor others two faces is to attract N253,500.00 against the initial price of N390,000.00
The Upstairs Prime View Double has been reduced to N253,500.00 against the former rate of N390,000.00 while, Upstairs Prime View Single will now cost N211,250.00 against N325,000.00 fixed earlier.
The Upstairs Prime View two face now costs N236,600.00 and the Upstairs others Double is pegged at N169,000.00
While Upstairs others Single is now to attract N152,100.00 as per annum.
The two face Upstairs others earlier approved for N260,000.00 now to be rented out at N169,000.00, while Block B Standard now attracts N211,250.00 against N325,000.00 as annual rent.
Block B Regular will be given out for N185,900.00 against N286,000.00 while Block C now goes for N211,250.00 against N325,000.00, and the Meat Shop Slabs goes for N105,625.00 against the initial rate of N162,500.00.
Similarly, the Outdoor Fish Stalls have been reduced to N67,600.00 against the initial rate of N104,000.00
and the open Stalls are now N84,500.00 against N130,000.00.
The Large Warehouses that were fixed for N650,000.00 is now to be given out for N442,500.00 and the Refuse Dump Sites are now N84,500.00 against N130,000.00.
The reduction in the rent prices is to make the shops and stalls in the market affordable to traders for a conducive business environment that would move with the changing times.