Onitsha drug market fire : Soludo lays foundation stone to rebuild burnt shops

Gov. Charles Soludo of Anambra, on Wednesday laid the foundation stone to rebuild stores that were affected by inferno on Nov. 8, 2022 at the Onitsha drug market.

Laying the foundation, the Governor, who was represented by the Onitsha South Careta ker Committee Chair man, Emeka Orji, said that they were sent to perform the foundation laying.

According to him, we know how money were being collected for getting approval for building this place, and how some people are always at my office for this.

“We have been planning for this for a long time, so I told them to draw plan with the access road, which they did and brought to me.

“I liked it and sent to the governor, he liked it also and approved it,” he said.

In his speech, the Chairman of Chainsaw and Allied Dealers Association, Mr Livinus Umeh, thanked the Governor for heeding to their plight.

Umeh commended the Council Chairman for his sleepless nights to see that the shops were rebuilt by pleading to the Governor.

In his contribution, the Secretary of the Conflict Resolution Committee of Anambra State Amalgamated Traders’ Association (ASMATA), Mr Peter Okala, thanked the Chairman who took the matter to the Governor for approval.

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