GOVERNOR IKPEAZU THREATENS TO SHUT DOWN SCHOOL ROAD MARKET
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has warned traders who do business along School Road Aba that his administration will shut down the market permanently if they do not improve the sanitary conditions of the area.
The Governor made this clear today when he received a report of the ongoing desilting of the major drainage channel that passes through the area.
The Governor expressed deep sadness and disappointment that people take delight in sabotaging the efforts of government in keeping our State clean through deliberately converting drainages channels into refuse dumps.
School Road has one of the biggest and most advanced drainage channel in Aba, designed to collect storm water from different parts of Aba into the Aba River.
However the unwholesome activities of the traders around the area has led to the blocking of the channels leading to flooding in different parts of Aba town.
Governor Ikpeazu made it clear that his administration will not allow a group of people who have no regard for decency to plunge the entire town into a flood disaster under the guise of doing business and directs the Honorable Commissioners for Trade and Investment, Works, Environment and the Transition Committee Chairman of Aba South LGA to meet with the leadership of the traders there and deliver government’s position to them.
According to the Governor, if this unfortunate situation continues, government shall shut down the market permanently, as government cannot continue to spend scarce resources in abating nuisance created deliberately by people who have absolutely no regard for their own health and safety.
Sir Onyebuchi Ememanka
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor.
17th May 2020.