Ebonyi Government says it has concluded arrangement for the relocation of the Abakpa Main Market, Abakaliki to its permanent site at the International Market.

Mr Peter Nwogbaga, the Special Assistant to Gov. Dave Umahi on Market Development, disclosed this at a meeting with traders at the market on Thursday in Abakaliki.

Nwogbaga said that government was committed to repositioning markets in the state to enhance their viability and boost commercial activities.

He said that traders who obtained and processed their forms would be allocated shops, adding that allocation would be on “first-come, first-served basis.’’

The governor’s aide who briefed the traders on the outcome of the peace meeting held between government and the executive of the market association, urged them to sustain the prevailing peace in the market.

He advised the traders to form cooperative associations in order to benefit from the state government’s loan facilities to boost their trade.