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Shops, Businesses Around Opobo Junction in Aba Shut Down

The Executive Chairman of Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State, Hon. Michael Ibe Neoke, has shut down all surrounding shops within Opobo junction from 6 pm on Saturday, January 22, 2022.

A press release made available to the press on Saturday disclosed that the decision was borne out of ‘unlawful activities in the market by suspected criminals and blockage of Roads and Drainage Channels Along that road despite several warnings by the State and Local Government to desist from Such Acts which has led to a total breakdown of the road newly constructed by the present administration.’

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, in a statement earlier in the week, has warned street traders, hawkers, shop owners and site engineers in Aba North, Aba South, Umuahia North, Umuahia South and Obingwa LGA against blocking drainages and roads with wares or face consequences of such action.

PRESS RELEASE

The Ehere Electronic Market and all surrounding shops within Opobo Junction including private shops and all businesses around Opobo Junction are hereby shut down from 6pm today Saturday January 22, 2022 till further notice.

This decision follows the operation of unlawful activities in the market by suspected criminals and blockage of Roads and Drainage Channels Along that road despite several warnings by the State and Local Government to desist from Such Acts which has led to total breakdown of the road newly constructed by the present administration.

Accordingly all forms of illegal motor parks, loading of vehicles and street trading on Ikot Ekpene Road, Opobo Road, and Ehere Road are hereby banned till further notice.

The Local Government hereby warns that anyone found flouting this order will have him or herself to blame.

The following Security Agencies:

  1. The Divisional Police Officer, Ohuru Isimiri, Police Station
  2. The Divisional Police Officer, Eastern Ngwa Police Station
  3. The Director, Department of State Security Service
  4. The Commander, Homeland Security Obingwa LGA
  5. The O/C, Nigerian Army Bible Company
  6. The Chairman Local Government Taskforce, Chief Uche Okezie.
  7. The Commander CTU, Base 4, should take note and monitor compliance, all defaulters should be arrested and prosecuted.

Hon. Michael Ibe Nwoke
Executive Chairman, Obingwa Local Government Area

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