BUILDING Materials International Market (BMIM), Ogidi in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State has splashed N8m on the 17 victims of fire in one of the sections of the market.
The BMIM also pleaded with state government to construct a pedestrian bridge to avoid road accidents witnessed in front of the market as a result of several markets at both sides of the expressway.
Each of the beneficiaries got N500, 000, while the owners of goods in the vehicle burnt during the inferno will share N1million.
President General, BMIM, Chief Jude Nwankwo, while speaking at the occasion held at the market during their prayer meeting said his executive had lived up to its responsibility .
He said through the magnanimity of the traders, they had risen over N8million to give succour to the traders of AT Line, whose shops and goods were burnt during a fire incident.
Nwankwo advised the beneficiaries to judiciously use the money, assuring that God will prosper them with the money.
“Please, the fact that we helped fire victims does not mean that people should start burning their empty shops to collect money from. The secret of our success in this administration is because peace has returned to this market. We are growing from strength to strength”, he quipped.
He used the opportunity to announce the admission of some prominent members of the market into Board of Trustees (BoT) and Patrons.
The PG also appealed to the state government to construct pedestrian bridge across their market, lamenting that a child selling pure water was crushed to death some weeks ago while crossing the express.
He said with three other markets around the area, it had even become busier than Upper Iweka, coupled with the size of the roads and drainage system, hence the necessity of constructing a pedestrian bridge.