24 November 2017 was a day of joy at the Baboko Market in Ilorin, Kwara State, when Market Traders whose shops were previously gutted by fire in April, 2017 were beaming with smiles as they were presented with keys to their brand new shops reconstructed by the Ilorin West Local Government council with support from the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS).
In his address, the Executive Chairman, KW-IRS, Dr Muritala Awodun reminded the market people that Local Governments are in charge of the maintenance of all Markets in the Kwara State. He advised the Market traders to play their parts in the payment of tax as and when due. He also gave his assurance that the Kwara State Government had the best interest of the residents of Kwara at heart and always sought to make the Market environment conducive for business activities.
Speaking on behalf of the Senate President (SP) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr Bukola Saraki,the Mandate Director-General, Hon. Wahab Issa who relayed the greetings of Dr Saraki to the market people saying the Senate President sympathized with victims of the fire incident. He also delivered the gifts from the senate president to the users of the shops as relief to restart their businesses.