Abia Govt Issues July 1st Final Warning to Street Traders

Says their activities will no longer be permitted as they are harmful to the life span of the roads. 
Governor Alex Otti of Abia State. [Google]
Governor Alex Otti of Abia StateGoogle

The Abia State Government has issued a warning to street traders in the state, specifically on the newly-reconstructed roads in Aba and Umuahia, giving them up to July 1st, to leave the streets or brace up for heavy sanctions.

The final warning is contained in a press statement made available on Thursday by Izuchukwu Onwughara, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works, on behalf of the Commissioner, Otumchere Oti.

The government also criticised the activities of mechanics who have turned parts of the road into workshops and threatened strict action against anyone damaging the roads.

The government wants everyone to know that using the state's new and repaired roads for business is now strictly forbidden. This includes things like setting up stalls, dumping trash in drains, directing well or sewage water onto the asphalt, and mechanics fixing cars on the roadside. These activities shorten the life of the roads and won't be allowed anymore.

Additionally, the government is warning the violators to stop forthwith and those who display their wares on the paved road, especially at Kent Road, Ngwa Road, Jubilee Road, Obioha Road, Port Harcourt Road, Owerri Road in Umuahia, and Enugu Port Harcourt Expressway by Ariaria Market Junction all in Aba, to move out of the roads within seven days of this notice or be prepared to dance to the rhythm of the long arms of law.

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