The shops were allocated at a raffle draw event conducted by the firm managing the Market, Principal Facilities Management limited,held at the market premises which has in attendance the various applicants for the different categories of shops at the market.
In a speech, the Attorney General and Commissioner for justice in the state, of Ekiti State and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Olawale Fopohunda the process of balloting system was to ensure transparency in the process which is in tandem with the present administration’s open policy adding that the shops were subsidized to ensure that it is affordable for the people.
The Ekiti State Commissioner for Trade and Industry Aare Muyiwa Olumilua explained that government decided to give the market to a private company in order to ensure adequate maintenance and to meet the economic development drive of Government.
The General Manager, Ado-Ekiti Ekiti Central market, Mr. Olumide James of the Principal Facilities Management limited explained that the market has 992 shops of different sizes with facilities,like Wear houses,shopping mall, canteen , clinic, fire station, security post, steady power station among other.
He said the Principal Facilities Management limited which is known for it effeciency in managing facilities,promised that the market would be managed in a way that it would be conducive for the users and become a centre of attraction to people.