The new measuring and weight scale introduced by the government of the State of Osun has received the support of market men and women in the state.
Speaking at a sensitization and training organized by the state Ministry of Commerce, Cooperatives and Industries at the popular Igbonna market in Osogbo, the leader of the market men who is also the Babaloja of the state, Chief David Iyiola commended the state government under the leadership of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola for the innovation through the introduction of the standard measuring scales for use in all markets across the state.
He said the gesture has saved them from cheating and being cheated, adding that the use of measuring scales has been beneficial to both the sellers and buyers.
While assuring that the market men and women were prepared to embrace the use of standard scale, Iyiola noted that the incessant quarrel which normally accompany usage of old modes of measuring products had gone forever.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Commerce, Hon. Femi Popoola said there are many gains for all stakeholders in the usage of the new standard scale.
According to him, both the buyers and sellers are to benefit from the project, assuring that 48 markets had been visited by officials of the ministry to sensitise the people of its importance.
He warned against contravening the law governing the use of the new scale.
Also, the State Commissioner for Commerce, Industries and Cooperatives, Ismaila Jayeoba-Alagbada said that the state has recorded another achievement over the acceptance for usage of the weight and measuring scales, describing it as unquantifiable.
He assured traders from other neighbouring states to come over and patronise markets in the Osun, assuring that they would have value for their money.
Alagbada noted that the acceptability would remove misconception by some stakeholders that government will be determining the prices of goods and services for them.