By Ugochukwu Alaribe – Umuahia
Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has banned street trading at the popular Opobo junction, Igbor Hill, Aba, and directed the Traffic and Indiscipline Management Agency of Abia State, TIMAAS, too, rid the area of forms of street trading.
Ikpeazu gave the directive to the General Manager of the agency, Engr. Chinedu Ikeokwu while on inspection of some ongoing projects in Aba, Wednesday.
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The governor had lamented the menace of the street traders around the area during a radio program in Aba, added that despite all appeals to the traders, they have persisted in their unlawful occupation of that area, including the entrance into There Road through the Junction.
Warning that there was no approved market at the junction, Ikpeazu charged TIMAAS to deploy every lawful means to move the street traders away from the area to allow free flow of human and vehicular traffic.