Ariaria Traders Jubilate as Ikpeazu Inaugurates Remodelled A-Line

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has inaugurated the completed blocks of shops at the remodelled A Line  section of the Ariaria International Market Aba.

The reconstructed part of the market was among the string of projects inaugurated by the outgoing governor on the eve of his exit from power after eight years at the helm of affairs in Abia.

Ikpeazu congratulated the traders for their cooperation and patience which made it possible for the developer to get the job done, adding that he was happy to hand over the  completed blocks to the traders.

He expressed optimism that the reconstructed market with modern shops and ancillary facilities would enhance commercial activities and the economic fortunes of the traders.

The inaugurated part of A-Line comprised three blocks of shops each of which contains 640 shops fitted with electronically-operated doors.

Meanwhile, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu had on Wednesday directed Ariaria International Market Committee to immediately take over the task of regular pumping of water out from Ifeobara pond.

The directive is part of measures to ensure sustained regular storm water evacuation from the low lying Ifeobara/Ariaria axis of Aba.

Government has also provided resources to the committee for the replacement of the vandalized cables linked to the two power generating sets, electricity transformer and the water pump.

In addition, the committee was charged to ensure the security of all government assets at the Ifeobara pond and undertake regular storm water pumping to ensure protection of the market from negative effects of heavy rains.