Jos Main Market

Seriki Adinoyi in Jos

Plateau State government on Wednesday disclosed that plans are at their final stage to commence the rebuilding of the Jos Main Market that was razed by fire in 2002, pointing out that its goal was to enhance commercial activities in Jos and its environs.

Addressing the press, Chairman, Project Implementation Unit (PIU) for the development of the market, Chief Ezekiel Gomos said 12 reputable Transaction Advisers had bided for the job, but four were selected after thorough and transparent evaluation, adding that the four will be invited and given one month to submit their technical and financial proposals for the job, after which one will finally be selected.

“The four will be invited tomorrow, and would be given one month to submit their technical and financial proposals; they are expected to submit to government through the ministry of commerce/PIU telling government how they intend to carry out the assignment and how much it will cost.”

He said, “Because government has opted to develop the market using Private/Public Partnership (PPP), it is only fair that we get a Transaction Adviser who is sound in PPP arrangement; PPP is a new concept in Nigeria for financing projects. We are doing it in line with Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) guideline.”