Anambra State Commissioner of Commerce and Industry, Dr. Obinna Ngonadi, has dissolved caretaker committees in some markets across Anambra State.
According to the Commissioner, this is in line with the directives of the Executive Governor of Anambra State, Professor Chukwuma Soludo who intends to reform and modernize markets and make shopping pleasurable, so that Anambra State will regain its place as the number one place in trade and commerce.
The Commissioner noted that the government intends to strengthen the markets’ leaderships to involve progressive governance, so that the unions can become effective partners in the modernization of the markets.
Anaedoonline.ng learnt that apart from the dissolution of the 30 markets, he also constituted new ones To replace two other market leaderships with flawed elections.
The list of the markets affected are as follows:
1 ONITSHA MAIN MARKET
2 G.B.O MARKET
3 BRIDGE HEAD MARKET (OGBO OGWU)
4 OCHANJA CENTRAL MARKET
5 NWUGO MARKET (BEER MARKET)
6 PROGRESS MARKET
7 MILLENUIM MARKET
8 OCHANJA AREA MARKET
9 SOKOTO ROAD MAIN MARKET, ONITSHA
10 NASPA NNEWI
11 ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONICS DEALERS MARKET NNEWI
12 PLANT PARTS MARKET NNEWI
13 AGBA EDO UNITED (F-LINE MARKET, NNEWI)
14 OFUOBI TRADERS ASSOCIATION, NNEWI
15 OGBOFERE MARKET
16 OGBARU PLASTIC MARKET
17 SHOE MANUFACTURING MARKET, OGBARU
18 IRON DEALERS MARKET, ONITSHA
19 ABADA INTERNATIONAL MARKET
20 OKORO ICHIDA MARKET
21 GENERAL MOTORS SPARE PARTS OKPOKO, OGBARU
22 BICYCLE SPARE PARTS, OGBUNIKE
23 NKPOR MAIN MARKET
24 GRAIN SEED MARKET OBOSI
25 SYNTHETIC FABRICS OGIDI
26 BUILDING MATERIALS MARKET, OGBUNIKE
27 STOCKFISH INTERNATIONAL, OBOSI
28 NEW MOTOR SPARE PARTS DEALERS ASSOCIATION, OBOSI
29 ODERA MARKET
30 OYE UGA MARKET
The reconstitution of new caretaker committees, comprising of credible individuals will be on or before the 12th of May, 2022.
The Commissioner promised that Government will put in place a framework to hold transparent, free and fair elections across affected markets by Option A4 between March and April, 2023, revealing that there is no increase whatsoever in the levies collected in the market by unions or government.
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