Road merchants at Obikabia and Opobo junctions, Ogbor Hill in Aba, have been given seven days to vacate the streets and transfer into authorised markets within the metropolis.
The State Commissioner for Atmosphere, Mr Tony Nwamuo, who gave the ultimatum when he led a taskforce group comprising the ministry of surroundings, APUMA and TIMAAS to the places, additionally known as on the administration of Crunchies, an eatery In Aba, and the proprietor of a fish pond throughout 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 is not going to tolerate such damaging and unpatriotic acts however expects everybody to hitch fingers with the federal government in its properly acknowledged efforts to enhance services and aesthetics of the state.
Talking, the Basic 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 Vivid Ikeokwu, revealed that the businesses had been embarking on clearing the town of unlawful constructions alongside the junctions and grassing of the areas.
He urged the folks, together with Keke operators to obey the holiday order throughout the stipulated interval as work will start within the affected areas instantly, including that no type of hindrance by any individual or teams of individuals might 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.