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It is an area located in Jos north local government area of Plateau state and it is known for its busy activities which is largely because of itsMarket which brings people from different parts of the state in order to buy food stuffs at cheaper rates.
This areais surrounded majorly by Mister Ali (Mr Ali) (which is the name of a place and not of human), Gada Biyu, Katako, and Angwan Rogo. These areas also give access to roads that lead in and out of Jos to other states such as Kaduna and Bauchi.
Activities and services in Farin Gada
This is a very busy area as many activities go on in this area such as residential houses, Market, industries, Companies, Schools, and other services. It is indeed a very busy area; One of the contributory factors to the development of this areais the Market which food stuffs are mainly sold making it the place of destination for all those who want to buy food stuffs in bulk especially during festivities as food items are sold at cheap rates compared to other places in Jos such as the Katako Market, Terminus Market, Bukuru market etc. The cheapness of food items in this market makes people to buy and send to their friends and family members living outside of Plateau state who might want to buy in bulk as this helps them to reduce cost if they were to buy within their states.
I have seen several times where people buy things such as Potatoes (both Irish and Sweet potatoes), Onions, carrots, cucumber and even Tomatoes from this market and send it to places as far as Lagos and Akwa Ibom. Hence, when you want to buy anything that is food related, especially items such as Onions, Grains, leaves, tomatoes, fruits, and other food items, this market is the ideal place to go.
Schools in Farin gada
Another factor to the development of this areais the presence of schools, both secondary and tertiary institutions. These schools include:
- Government Secondary School, Zaria road, Jos
- Command Secondary School, Zaria road, Jos
- Theological College of Northern Nigeria, TCNN
- University of Jos Permanent site
- Village Hostels of University of Jos
Other factors of development include:
- Stadium which is still under construction
- Industries such as theMineral Beneficiation Pilot Plant of National Metallurgical Development Centre (NMDC), Farin Gada, Jos
Other services such as mechanical workshops for repairs of cars and motor cycles also go on in this area although places like Dilimi have been know for the repairs, sales and constructions of mechanical parts for all types of machines and automobiles.
As a result of the busy activity of this area, some banks such as First bank, are also located in this area to facilitate easy transaction and savings for traders. Also, this area face a major challenge of traffic congestion majorlyaround the market area.
Farin Gada is a place known mainly for its Market which sells food items and this has brought much development to this area.