8 Miles Market Women Protest, Blocks M/M Highway Calabar

Market women on protest

Market women who sell within the old market, 8miles Calabar have currently blocked the Murtala Mohammed highway.

The women numbering over three hundred blocked the highway around Agrofeed junction close to the Army checkpoint.

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They are demanding the authorities to allow them to return back to their main market which is the 8miles market.

Meanwhile, they accused a certain ‘Boy O Boy’ who initiated their illegal removal from the 8miles market to the Ikot Eneobong market.



The women said they are unable to sale at the Ikot Eneobong market because of high taxation, several ticket payments and a bad road network.

The women also complained that they pay as much as N40,000 for space and yet are unable to make sales because of the bad road leading to the market.
One of the leaders said. “They sent us away from our main market that it was a community land. In 2016, the President’s wife, Mrs Buhari came here and commissioned this 8miles market for us to sell fruits and all manner of items. Why are they now sending us away from here to a place where you do not even have an access road. This is what we will not accept” 


They also accused the chairman of Calabar Municipality, Hon. Effefiong Nta of conniving with the said Boy O Boy to frustrate them.

The women vowed to remain on the road until their demands are met.

 

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