Jos Main Market Reconstruction: Rep Bagos Blocks Plateau State Government from Signing MOU with Jaiz Bank

The Member Representing Jos East/Jos South Federal Constituency, Hon. Dachung Musa Bagos has secured an injunction restraining the Executive Governor of Plateau State Rt Hon Simon Bako Lalong and indeed the Plateau State Government from signing a Memorandum of Understanding on the reconstruction of the Jos Main Market.

The other which was granted by Justice S.P Gang following the consideration of a motion experts date 1/8/2022 filed by Ntyang Jugu Esq on behalf of the applicant Hon Dachung Musa Bagos, the hVourt granted an interim injunction restraining the Governor of Plateau State, the Plateau State Government and the Attorney General of the State (1st, 2nd & 3rd Respondents), from entering into any public-private partnership or any agreement whatsoever regarding the Jos Main Market pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice for interlocutory injunction.

This is coming in the hills of protests by groups in Plateau State against the proposed deal which will see the Plateau State Government enter into agreement with Jaiz Bank to reconstruct the burnt Jos Main Market which was brought to ruins two decades ago from a fire incident which is said to have started under questionable circumstances.

Though no official documents has been presented about the proposed deal, sources have alleged that Jaiz Bank was expected to invest a whooping Ten Billion Naira (N10,000,000,000), while also proposing to construct over 4,000 shops out of which the Plateau State Government is expected to take charge of 40%, while Jaiz Bank controls 60%. The court fixed 15th August 2022 for continuation of hearing.

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