Anambra govt fires market chair, secretary

Anambra State Commissioner for Trade and Industry, Mr. Obinna Ngonadi, has fired the Chairman of the Interim Administrative Committee of Ogbaru of Relief Market, Ogbaru Local Government Area, Head David Obidike, and his Secretary, Mr. Donatus Udoekwe, for alleged involvement in the construction of illegal structures in the market.

They were subsequently replaced by Chief Daniel Ogbogu and MrNnanna Nnanna, chairman and secretary respectively, while other members of the dismissed Obidike committee were retained.

Ngonadi expressed his dismay at the way some industry leaders ignored government guidelines, noting that during their inauguration on May 25, 2022, the dismissed industry leaders had been warned to refrain from illegal and substandard structures in their markets without recommendations and approvals from government.

They were also warned of the consequences for recalcitrant leaders, including removal and replacement.

He said: “The two leaders were removed from office for being involved in setting up more than 19 structures within the market within three months of taking office, collecting huge sums as bribes from developers with no other executives involved with them. worked to inform.

“I requested the two to appear before me with three documents: Approved construction plans by Anambra State Physical Planning Board; letter of recommendation from the ministry; and the number of stores built.

“The duo flatly refused and the rest of the executive members of the market also requested that they not be part of the conspiracy and that the chairman’s leadership style be autocracy.”

In response to the minor reshuffle, the new market chairman praised the state government for finding him worthy and promised to work in accordance with the state government’s established directive and directive.

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