Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has directed the closure of all scrap and waste markets in both Abia Central and Abia North senatorial zones of the state with immediate effect, till further notice.

He had earlier instructed that similar markets in Abia South be shut down.

In addition to security agents enforcing the closure, the governor ordered the setting up of a task force committee to be headed by Chief  Nnamdi Balogu (Choppy) as the State Coordinator and Mr Emmauel Enyinnaya as the Coordinating Secretary

In a release signed by the Commissioner for Trade and Investment Chief John Okiyi made available to ABN TV, the task force members are to be inaugurated on Tuesday, 17th May, 2022 at the ministry of trade and investment, Ogurube Layout, Umuahia, by 11am, to support the enforcement of the closure as well as carry out proper documentation of all those involved in the trade:

i. Abia South Zone:


1. Ogadinma Ezebuiro – Chairman
2. Chibuike Akusiobi – Vice Chairman
3. Odim Emmanuel Otah (Banigor) – Secretary
4. Nwankwo Martins
5. Engr Chigbu Godwin
6. Nwabueze Odinkenmere
7. Chukwuma Dick
8. Okechi Benjamin
9. Enyinnaya Nwogu
10. Chima Ibe
11. Chibuike Onyebuchi
12.  Nwokonko Chiemela
13. Alex C. Njoku

ii. Abia Central Zone

1. Efem Ugochukwu – Chairman
2. Ikechukwu Nwachukwu – Vice Chairman
3. Hon Dcn Charles I. Nwaobiara – Secretary
4. Cyprain Obia
5. Eberechukwu Isiuwa
6. Obinna Okparanta
7. Uzoka Ebochue
8. Uchenna Ejinkonye
9. Friday Eke
10. David Uzoma
11. Ndubuisi Nwaru
12. Emmanuel Dikeogu

iii. Abia North Zone

1. Ikwan Onwuka – Chairman
2. Uche Christian Chigozie – Vice Chairman
3. Chidiebere Uwakwe – Secretary
4. John Mba John
5. Nwokocha Ndukwo Nkobi
6. Okorie Onwuka
7. Chinonso Agbaeze
8. Emenike Ogali
9. Orji Kalu Ogba
10. Ikechukwu Uduma
11. Alvan Egeonu
12. Abumchukwu Ike


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