Aso Savings and Loans Plc, a foremost mortgage and financial services provider, has secured a 10-hectare space for development of shopping malls, service apartments, clinics, office complexes, hotels, and other ancillary structures and services at Anambra State International Market, Oba in Idemili South Council of the state to compliment the market project.
This development was disclosed by Leo Okere, a spokesman for The principal Developers, Bukham Ltd, while on an inspection tour of the market site with representatives of the Shoprite Group, Amusement Park operators and other interested developers .
According to Okere, negotiations with Bukham Ltd, Aso Savings and Loans Plc, and other local and international institutions have reached advanced stage, noting that because of limited space, the screening has become more stringent so as to bring in the best global brands.
He expressed “ a deep appreciation with the level of interest of the Federal Government in the market, particularly through the Association of Medical and Pharmaceutical Products Dealers, Onitsha drugs market and Aluminum/Glass Traders’ Association who have already commenced activities alongside other lines of businesses at the international market.”
Okere was optimistic that within the next 90 days, the whole market areas would begin to bubble with commercial activities almost on a round-the-clock basis.
He, therefore, urged small and big time investors to take up shops and spaces now to avoid the usual last minute rush. About 480 shops that were 60% complete before now would also be delivered within weeks as finishing touches have commenced on them.