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Gov Ikpeazu vows to support traders, ensure development of markets in Abia



The Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has restated the dedication of his authorities to make sure the advance of welfare of merchants throughout the state.

Governor Ikpeazu, who gave the reassurance on Monday when he met with Ariaria merchants, mentioned his authorities is poised to offer the wanted infrastructure as a part of his plans in direction of guaranteeing a conducive atmosphere for companies to thrive in all components of the state.

In the course of the assembly, the governor reminded the merchants of the necessity to associate with the federal government in its efforts to attain all-round growth, significantly with the remodelling of the Ariaria Worldwide Market and urged them to bear with the federal government because it strives to repair Faulks Highway – a significant entry highway to the market, emphasizing that work will recommence as quickly because the dry season kicks in with inflexible pavement know-how to be utilized on the problematic parts of the highway.

Governor Ikpeazu expressed his need to make Ariaria a contemporary market of worldwide customary, saying it will enhance the economic system of the state.

“We now have taken observe of your challenges and we’ll take deliberate actions to alleviate the sufferings of merchants and likewise develop the economic system.

“We’re constrained financially, however we’ll get it carried out. We now have challenges within the space of entry roads to the markets, particularly with these merchants and enterprise individuals from neighboring states who want to do enterprise in our State. We’re calling on the federal authorities to assist repair the main federal roads within the state to allow higher entry to our financial nodes from different states”, the Governor mentioned.


Earlier in his remarks, the state Commissioner for Commerce and Funding, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, re-emphasized authorities dedication to finish the remodelling of Ariaria Worldwide Market inside affordable time stating that every one the preliminary obstacles to the venture have been handled.

Chief Okiyi assured merchants whose retailers have been demolished that the federal government is dedicated to their welfare and that every one affected merchants will get their retailers again earlier than others.

The merchants expressed help to the Governor Ikpeazu-led administration and promised to work with the developer dealing with the Ariaria Worldwide Market venture to make sure that the remodelling course of is accomplished on time.

The assembly additionally had in attendance the State Commissioner for Works, Elder Bob Ogu, who outlined the plans for the recommencement of labor alongside Faulks Highway, Aba, in addition to the inner roads and drains in Ariaria. Different senior authorities functionaries have been additionally current on the assembly.

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