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Abia Disbands Ariaria Market Committee

Posted: Jul 9, 2015 at 6:28 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Valentine Amanze  –  Lagos


Abia State government has dissolved with immediate effect the Committee on Review and Revalidation of Ariaria International Market led by Mr. Chigozie Osuala. 

Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Godwin Adindu, confirmed the development. He said that the committee had been directed by the state government to hand over all documents, assets and property of government and that of the Ariaria Market in their custody to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment.

Adindu further disclosed that all construction works authorised and executed by the committee in the market had also been invalidated.

According to him, “The government will take immediate steps to upgrade the Ariaria Market and reform it to its original master plan which include spaces for banking, fire service, car park, police station and other essential services.

“A new directive towards the government plan of action will be made available to the public in due course.”

He explained that the upgrading of the Ariaria market was part of the government large-scale plan of a comprehensive infrastructural renewal of the commercial city of Aba, which has begun with massive road construction and the desilting of drainages, gutters, storm water systems and flood channels in the city.