By Stanley Onyekwere
The managers of Dei Dei Building Materials market, in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have insisted that the market is safe and has not been gutted by fire.
According to the Abuja Markets management limited (AMML), managers of the market alongside several other markets in the FCT, though there was actually a fire incident in a particular shop within the market which came through a generator set, it was immediately put out.
In a statement issued by its Corporate Affairs Manager, Innocent Amaechina, AMML assured its stakeholders especially the customers and business partners of the market that the market is as safe as ever urging them to disregard any reports given out the impression that the market or a section of it was gutted by fire.
The statement read: “Our attention has been drawn to a news report in an online media platform titled ‘Fire Guts Abuja Building Materials Market, Dei Dei’ and we wish to clarify that though there was a fire incident on a particular shop arising from a generator set , it was put out immediately and the traders (including the occupant of the affected shop) and their customers continued their normal businesses couples of minutes after.
“In fact, the incident was so insignificant that just the immediate neighbours noticed that there was a fire. It therefore cannot be reported as fire gutting the market or even a section of it as was captured by the Newspaper. In view of the times we are in, doing so in our estimation, amounts to scaremongering”, the statement added.
Continuing, the Market Managers reassured the traders and the general public of its commitment to deliver excellent Facility Management services including emergency preparedness-not just in Dei Dei Building Materials Market but in all markets, Neighbourhood Centres and Shopping Complexes under its control.