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Traders call for demolition of kidnappers’ hideouts in Onitsha Market

by News Echo
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The newly inaugurated Caretaker Committee Chairman of Building Materials International Market, Zone 2/3 Ogidi/Ogbunike, Mr Onyebuchi Adinu, has called on the State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo, to intervene as a matter of urgency, demolish all makeshift structures along the Enugu-Onitsha expressway directly in front of the market in order to curb the constant menace of criminals in the state. The chairman made the call during the inauguration of the interim caretaker committees of Building Materials International Market Zone 2/3 Ogidi/Ogbunike; Machete Line Association, Main Market Onitsha; and Stationery, Paper and Computer Dealers Association Onitsha, on Wednesday. He applauded the efforts of the State government in making market environments clean and conducive

He also expressed approval and commendations to the governor, for the decongestion exercise that has been going on in every market across the State. Mr Adinu, lamented on the increasing rate of crime perpetrated along the expressway right in front of the market by kidnappers, hard drug dealers and robbers. According to him, all the shanties erected along the entrance gate and walls of the markets were not owned by traders, but are shelters where the hoodlums operate from.

In his part, the Special Assistant to the Governor on Commerce and Industry Mr Eloka Maduekwe urged the new executives to take care of the market and ensure that the interests of both traders and State government are protected. The SA assured the traders that the State government will respond to their requests. Inaugurating the executives on behalf of the Commissioner for Commerce and Industry Dr Obinna Ngonadi, the Chief Commercial Officer of the Ministry Mrs Jossy Eboh-Nwosu reminded the executives that being leaders does not make them kings over the traders but servants. She urged them to be humble in their leadership and to work relentlessly with the government to build and modernize the market.

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