The biggest market in Kano state, Muhammadu Abubakar Rimi Market in Sabon Gari has launched a digital studio for database capturing of traders operating in the market.
When completed, the exercise will capture all the relevant information of all the traders in the market and enable it to compete with all its global counterparts in terms of e-commerce, by displaying all their available wares to prospective buyers online.
The State’s Commissioner for Commerce, Barrister Ibrahim Mukhtar, at the launch said the innovation will help in terms of improving security, budget and planning, as well as placing the market in the global sphere.
“Nowadays, you can be in Nigeria and sell your goods to any country in the world, meaning that your income, customers and even revenue generation will be increased, and the government will also be proud of this market.”
Mukhtar added that the project has so far been successful and are expecting all the traders in the market to come and register so as to have a proper record of everybody in it.
The Managing Director of the market, Alhaji Uba Zubairu Yakasai said the project was prompted by the way traders are gradually moving towards e-business especially during lockdown.
Yakasai also said the project will help check illegal businesses in the market, especially in the area of selling illicit and fake drugs in the market.
Daily Trust reports that the project targets registering all the shops in the market to enable buyers from all parts of the world access goods in all the shops and even transact without necessarily physically going there.