By Yinka Ajayi
The Chairman of Alaba International, Ojo, Lagos has assured marketers and importers of returning the lost glory and integrity of the market back soon.
Speaking during his investiture, Paulinus Ugochukwu said: “I promise to be effective in my duties in order to bring tangible improvement to our market. And with your support, I will restore the lost glory of the market. Meanwhile, guest preacher at the induction, Pastor Steve Utuagbaigwe, urged the new executives to declare a one-day fasting and prayer.
While lamenting how overzealous government agencies and lack of good roads are limiting importers efforts, the immediate past Chairman, Uchena Nnadozie, urged fellow importers to extend their support to the new executives.
One of the founding fathers of the market, Chief Christopher Ajokorom, described October 5 as a memorable day in Alaba International. “It was the day 13 of us built this market without support from the federal or state government. This year makes Alaba International market 40 years and only five of us who founded the market are alive”.