By Chinonso Alozie, Owerri
Over three thousand displaced traders from the demolished Owerri Eke ukwu market by Imo State government, Monday, got a cheque of 50 million naira, to assist the affected traders revive their businesses.
The Chief Executive Officer, Zinox Technologies, Leo Stan Ekeh, handed over the cheque to Fidelity bank, representative, Mr. Iheanyi Amakeme, in Owerri, for onward disbursement.
According to Ekeh, he donated the money in order to calm tensionS.
On how he was able to gather the data of the affected traders, he said it was through the committee for Rehabilitation of displaced Eke Ukwu Traders, headed by Mr Ambrose Ejiogu.
Ekeh said: “Let me tell you, even in Lagos, it is good to support the state that support the growth of your business. If I do it to other states while not my own state.
“Nobody can stop me from doing something good for Imo state, I intervene quietly and I do not make noise about it. So, I am doing this to calm tension.
“Also, we have included the families of the bereaved, including those of them still hospitalized.”
While thanking Ekeh, for this gesture, the Chairman of Eke Ukwu market, Mr. Lawrence Okwudiri Alex, said: “I am short of words, but I want to say this, your intervention has saved people who would have died.”
Also, the Chairman Owerri Shopping Mall traders Complex, Mr. Anayo Ahamefule, summarized the the happiness of the traders by saying “You have relieved our pains and our prayer is that God will reward you abundantly.”