Soludo’s Govt Has Noble Plans For Anambra Markets – Unobuagha
Former chairman of Onitsha Main Market in Anambra State, Hon. Nnamdi Unobuagha, has given kudos to Governor Charles Soludo for his noble plans for various markets in the state.
Unobuagha said that recent dissolution of leadership of various markets in the state, and subsequent setting up of caretaker executives are commendable.
He said that such measures will turn around the fortunes of markets in Anambra, and subsequently reposition them for maximum productivity, and also restore sanity that will usher in rapid transformation.
Speaking yesterday during a public function in Nkpor, Idemili North council area of the state, the former market leader expressed worry how former executives turned their various markets into conduit pipes to enrich themselves.
He claimed that the sacked executives of various markets indulge in illicit conducts like construction of illegal shops, collection of revenues illegally; as well as engaging in all manner of practices, thereby, defrauding the state government.
He also claimed that some zonal executives, especially that of Onitsha Main Market, collude with market leaders to defraud government.
He urged Governor Soludo to extend such exercise to all other markets, lines and zones, as necessary; so that the state will not continue to lose funds that should accrue to it.
Unobuagha also warned Soludo, and the Commissioner for Trade, Obinna Ngonadi, to be wary of traders lobbying government officials in various ministries so that they will be made caretaker executives. He said such people have the intention to tamper with government revenue.
He commended the new caretaker executive of Onitsha Main Market led by Chief Innocent Ezeora, and urged them to live above board by shunning shoddy practices.