Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State has sacked the caretaker committees of about 30 markets ‘to modernise’ the stores.
In a statement made available to POLITICS NIGERIA on Friday by Christian Aburime, the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Soludo, the Governor also announced the remake of new caretaker committees, which would be made public on or before May 12.
Furthermore, the government discontinued any increase in the levies collected in the market by authorities.
It said the decision was aimed at helping Anambra State with regard to trade and commerce.
“The government intends to strengthen the markets’ leaderships to involve progressive governance, so that the unions can become effective partners in the modernisation of the markets.
“Consequently, we announce the immediate dissolution of caretaker committees in some markets across Anambra State, including the Onitsha main market, G.B.O market, Bridge Head Market (Ogbo Ogwu), Ochanja Central market, Nwugo Market (Beer Market), Progress market, Millenium Market, Ochanja Area market, Sokoto Road Main Market, NASPA Nnewi, and the Electrical/Electronics dealers market Nnewi.
Also affected are: “Plant parts market Nnewi, Agba Edo United (F-line Market, Nnewi), Ofuobi Traders Association, Nnewi, Ogbofere Market, Ogbaru Plastic Market, Shoe Manufacturing Market, Ogbaru, Iron Dealers Market, Onitsha, Abada International Market, Okoro Ichida Market, among others.”