Sunday, 4 August 2013

U-Report: Forum Commends Gov. Obi, Chairman For Stabilizing Onitsha Drug Markets

Governor Obi Of Anambra State

Report By Onitsha Bridgehead Markets Elders Forum Media Unit

Onitsha Bridgehead Markets Elders Forum has commanded Gov. Peter Obi and Mr Ugochukwu Nwosu, Chairman of Onitsha Drug Markets for stabilizing the markets through checkmating fake and adulterated drugs.

Chief Martins Osuigwe, Chairman of the forum, gave the commendation during a courtesy visit by executives of the forum to Mr Ugochukwu Nwosu recently in Onitsha, Anambra State.

``We sincerely thank Gov. Peter Obi and Chief Ikechukwu Orizu, Chairman of Bridgehead Markets for appointing the purposeful caretaker committee led by you, Mr Ugochukwu Nwosu, for the market and the committee had been up and doing. Within one month, your administration has tracked down and apprehended three notorious drug fakers in Onitsha Drug Market. Now the drug fakers had been chased out of the market to the Upper Iweka axis,’’ Chief Osuigwe said.

He also called on the chairman to concentrate more on other progressive activities that would further up-lift the status of Onitsha Drug Markets.

Chief Osigwe also lauded Chief Okwudili Ezenwankwo, President-General of Amalgamated Market Traders’ Association of Anambra State (AMATAS) for ensuring cleanliness and constant waste disposal in markets in Anambra State, especially in Onitsha.

``We are grateful and overjoyed for the peace that exists in the market. As elders, we are giving our maximum support and co-operation to you and the Ezenwakwo led leadership of Anambra State traders. It is on record that the Ezenwankwo leadership has conducted over 55 democratic elections in different markets in Anambra State. On our own part; we would make sure traders in the market comply in paying all necessary levies and fees in line with the Anambra State Integrated Development Strategy (ANIDS),’’the forum Chairman said.

The forum also commended Mr Ugochukwu Ezeani, Chairman of Onitsha South LGA and Chief Robert Okonkwo, Commissioner for Commerce and Industry for repositioning the markets and giving traders hope in the state.

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