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BREAKING NEWS: Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu Of Abia State Orders The Closure Of Aba Cattle Market.

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Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has given an order for the closure of the abattoir/cattle market and Ahia Udele market.

This was disclosed in a statement given by the Abia State Commissioner for Trade and Investment, Chief John Kalu, on Thursday February 3.

Giving reasons for the new development, the commissioner explained that it is as a result of the sad and shocking incident of a loaded trailer which lost control and fell into the abattoir located at Waterside River area of Ogbor Hill, Aba.

The statement read, “All those currently doing business in the above markets/abattoir should immediately relocate to the following locations: (1) New Omuma Uzor Abattoir in Ukwa West; (2) Good morning Market, Aba, for those currently in Ahia Udele.

“The governor also directed the Ministry of Homeland Security to work with relevant security agencies in ensuring compliance.

“While we mourn with those who lost loved ones in the unfortunate incident which occurred earlier today, it is important to state that the Ministry of Trade and Investment had long commenced processes to relocate the markets in line with public health advice received from the Ministry of Environment and other relevant agencies.

“This gave rise to the acceleration of processes for the completion of the new abattoir which should be ready later this month.

“The ministry wishes to appeal to those concerned to ensure full compliance with the directive to relocate without delay while we assure them that the ministry will do everything possible to ensure that they are properly settled to continue doing their businesses within a safer and healthier environment.” 


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