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UPDATE : VICE PRESIDENT YEMI OSINBANJO OPEN ZAKI-ABIAM YAM MARKET

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has inaugurated the multi-million naira international yam market in Zaki-Biam, Ukum Council, Benue State, promising that the Federal government will provide roads and street lights in the market.

Prof. Osinbajo, who performed the virtual commissioning from Abuja, said that Zaki Biam market accounted for over 70 per cent of cultivated yams in the country.

Noting that over 200,000 tubers of yam go out of the market daily, Osinbajo, however, observed that the market had little storage facility hence the construction of one.

According to him, the facility will also serve as a meeting point for all regulatory bodies, including the Banking of Industry (BoI), adding that shared facilities were meant to expand production by Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

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