ASUDEB Destroy Properties Worth Millions of Naira At Ngozika Estate Road Market

ASUDEB Destroy Properties Worth Millions of Naira At Ngozika Estate Road Market

Traders along Ngozika and Iyiagu housing estate, Awka in Anambra state have accused the men of the Anambra State Urban Development Board (ASUDEB) for illegal demolition of their shops under short notice.
The traders protest in their tens carrying pla-cards with  different inscriptions called on Governor Willie Obiano to rescue them from the activities of the men of ASUDEB whom according to them  have always taken to carrying out illegal operation at the expense of the poor masses.
Speaking to journalists, Chief Sam Onyiloguru decried the action of the men of ASUDEB, stated that they were given short notice to adjust to their demands.

He said, ''They were here on two  occasions, without clear indication of what their new policy ought to be and I was present on that two occasions to receive them, only to see them today, when I went out on religion exercise and received a call from my wife, to quickly come and see the men of ASUDEB again, to my surprise, I just saw my kiosk pulled down and other containers around here, but leaving some containers before you get to that Junction were not touched''.
''All indication geared towards selective justice, where some stores would be speared while some like us would now be made sacrificial cow’’, He said.
Also speaking, Mr. Abraham Obaza, who distance himself from the entire exercise, told journalists that though he always see the men of urban development agency around Ngozika Estate way but was surprised when the demolition was to take place, they now included markets on the Iyiagu axis of the road, which he described as an act of injustice melted at the traders of the market.
‘’Look at where my container is, does this place look like Ngozika road where they had marked for demolition, I want to call on Governor Wille Obaino, because we all voted for him to kindly intervene and rescue us from this incessant harassment of men of ASUDEB’’.
While reacting to the wide spread allegation on the board,the Acting General Manager, Anambra State Urban Development Board, Mr Chinedu Enemuo denied the allegation, based it on fact that they were duly informed before the demolition exercise tool place, he said he could count on many occasions that he visited the market and told them the standard the state government is expected from them and urge them to maintain, also he said a delegation of women of that market had earlier came to his office to know what is expected of them to fix in their different stores if they will be granted the opportunity to remain in their present shops, he said, ‘’I told them that am not after them neither am I interested in witch-hunting  them, we are all human being and we know what is good for ourselves’’.
‘’I told them to help me achieve the purpose I was appointed by the governor to manage the board, and did specify that I just wanted to see a clean and serene environment, where their stores will put up a clean look for any onlookers who may want to use the Ngozika Housing Estate road and see that the stores there are net’’.
‘’I first gave them a prior two week notice , which was then extended to another four months before I now led the operation by myself to see their level of compliance, only to see that they were yet to comply to the agency’s directive'.
I still insist that they must do the right thing and make that road serene for the residents of that housing estate’ Ag GM Submitted. reports that properties worth millions of Naira were seen destroyed at the time of filling this report.



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