Avenue merchants at Obikabia and Opobo junctions, Ogbor Hill in Aba, have been given seven days to vacate the streets and transfer into accredited markets within the metropolis.
The State Commissioner for Surroundings, Mr Tony Nwamuo, who gave the ultimatum when he led a taskforce workforce comprising the ministry of setting, APUMA and TIMAAS to the areas, additionally known as on the administration of Crunchies, an eatery In Aba, and the proprietor of a fish pond inside the space to work out correct methods of channelling their waste water.
Nwamuo disclosed that the go to was in compliance with the orders of the State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, to revive sanity inside that axis the place the illicit actions of merchants and Keke operators are inflicting a lot injury to the newly constructed roads.
He emphasised that the state authorities won’t tolerate such harmful and unpatriotic acts however expects everybody to affix arms with the federal government in its properly acknowledged efforts to enhance services and aesthetics of the state.
Talking, the Common Supervisor of Abia State Public Utilities Upkeep Company (APUMA), Mr Abraham Akpulonu, and his Visitors and Indiscipline Administration Company of Abia State (TIMASS) counterpart, Commander Shiny Ikeokwu, revealed that the companies have been embarking on clearing the town of unlawful buildings alongside the junctions and grassing of the areas.
He urged the folks, together with Keke operators to obey the holiday order inside the stipulated interval as work will begin within the affected areas instantly, including that no type of hindrance by any particular person or teams of individuals can be condoned.
Talking with newsmen, one of many merchants, Mrs Calista Ananaba revealed that their annual hire for every store is Forty 5 Thousand Naira, whereas Mr Chinyeaka Azubuike and Mr Younger Nwangwa appealed to the State authorities to deal with the unlawful loading of passengers on the junction.