Abia State Exco Briefing:
Abia State Government has set up a committee to oversee the upgrading of the Ariaria market in Aba to an international standard.
The committee which is made up of the commissioners for Lands, justice, Works, Industry, Environment, Industry, Housing and Trade and Investment is to supervise activities related to the provision of modern facilities in the market.
Briefing journalists on the outcome of the weekly executive council meeting at the Government House,the commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Bonnie Iwuoha assured that no trader in the market will loose his shop on account of the market upgrade which is to be in phases.
According to him, government is committed to completing the modernization of the market in good time and further disclosed that a committee headed by the commissioner for housing, Barr Uche Ihediwa has also been set up to resolve the conflict between Union Homes and the Federal Mortgage bank which has stalled the realization of the Unity Garden estate at Osisioma LGA.
Mr Iwuoha disclosed that government directed that henceforth, any contractor seeking to obtain contract from the state government must have operational office in the state or loose such contracts.
He also said that EXCO approved the recommendation of the Finance and General Purposes Committee for road contracts and street lights in the 3 senatorial zones of the state.