As a part of actions marking Nigeria 60th Independence Anniversary, merchants in Aba and Umuahia had been in jubilant temper as Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, launched into direct distribution of stimulus bundle to them in main markets of the state.
It will be recalled that Governor Ikpeazu had in a press release endorsed by the Secretary to the State Authorities, Barr Chris Ezem, introduced that his administration was decided to help merchants who had been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 lockdown within the state.
Merchants in Principal Market, Ariaria and Ekeoha Purchasing Centre, all in Aba, began receiving money sums distributed by designated authorities officers who prioritized petty merchants, widows and desk merchants within the distribution which began from 9am with lots of them seen jubilating and praising the Governor for remembering them at such a time.
In response to Mrs Oluchi Nwogu who sells backyard eggs at Ekeoha Purchasing Heart, Aba, “Governor Ikpeazu has as soon as extra demonstrated his love and look after susceptible merchants, and for the primary time since we began celebrating Independence Day in Nigeria, that is the primary time a Governor is doing this. My household and I’ll proceed to wish for him and his household that God will shield and bless them for all they’ve been doing for helpless widows like me”.
Distribution of the stimulus bundle was performed at Ariaria Worldwide Market and New Market in Aba in addition to Orie Ugba, Ubani and Ohiya markets in Umuahia.
In response to Barr Ezem, who additionally led the distribution to Ekeoha Purchasing Heart, Aba, Governor Ikpeazu commenced the direct distribution of stimulus bundle to merchants in appreciation of the cooperation of the market group with the Abia State Authorities within the combat towards COVID-19 pandemic”.
Nonetheless, DAILY POST stories that the State Deputy Governor, Rt Hon. Ude Oko Chukwu, led the distribution group to Ubani market, Umuahia, whereas the Chief of Workers to the Governor, Dr-acb Agbazuere, led the group to Ariaria Worldwide Market. Dr Cosmos Ndukwe and Barr Suleman Ukandu, Honorable Commissioners for Commerce and Lands, respectively, led the Ahia Ohuru Aba and Orie Ugba Umuahia markets respectively whereas Barr Chijioke Madumere of the Ministry of Science & Tech led the group to Ohiya market Umuahia.