Kano State has commissioned the first GSM market in Northern Nigeria. The market, built for 59.1million, is called GSM Village and located at the Farm Centre in Kano.
The market was built under a public-private partnership (PPP) with the Urban Planning and Development Agency (KNUPDA) and has 72 standard shops, 60 modern sheds, two master sheds, two restaurants, a mosque and a parking lot.
The Kano State Commissioner for Land and Regional Planning said the project was borne out of the desire to decongest Kano city centre and about 3,500 traders had been resettled from the roadside to more appropriate locations in Kano.
Governor Ibrahim Shekarau of Kano State said the project as a landmark achievement for Kano State and urged GSM sellers to maintain good use of the market by keeping to the rules governing the leasing arrangement and by guarding against racketeering or other anti-progressive activities.