The Anambra Government has dissolved caretaker committees of 30 markets in the state.
This is contained in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Awka on Friday by Mr Christian Aburime, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Chukwuma Soludo.
The statement also announced the reconstitution of new caretaker committees, which would be made public on or before May 12.
It said the decision was in line with the vision of Soludo, aimed at making Anambra regain its place as the number one place in trade and commerce.
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It also suspended any increase in the levies collected in the market by unions or the government.
“The government intends to strengthen the markets’ leaderships to involve progressive governance, so that the unions can become effective partners in the modernisation of the markets.
“Consequently, we announce the immediate dissolution of caretaker committees in some markets across Anambra State, including the Onitsha main market, G.B.O market, Bridge Head Market (Ogbo Ogwu), Ochanja Central market, Nwugo Market (Beer Market), Progress market, Millenium Market, Ochanja Area market, Sokoto Road Main Market, NASPA Nnewi, and the Electrical/Electronics dealers market Nnewi.
Also affected are “Plant parts market Nnewi, Agba Edo United (F-line Market, Nnewi), Ofuobi Traders Association, Nnewi, Ogbofere Market, Ogbaru Plastic Market, Shoe Manufacturing Market, Ogbaru, Iron Dealers Market, Onitsha, Abada International Market, Okoro Ichida Market, among others.