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Wike Announces Donation Of ₦200M To Ariaria Traders

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The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has announced the donation of ₦200 million to traders who were affected by the ongoing remodelling works at the Ariaria International Market, Aba, Abia State.

Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu who is the governor of Abia State disclosed this while inspecting the ongoing remodeling works at the A-Line section of the market, stated that his Rivers State counterpart expressed his sympathy and support to the traders who were displaced as a result of the ongoing work.

Describing Wike as his friend who has stood by him and the Abia people, Ikpeazu explained that he had informed the governor about the ongoing work and he pledged ₦200 million to assist the traders re-acquire their shops after the reconstruction.

He commended the contractor handling the remodeling works, Blessed Henken International Company, for working in line with specifications and interpreting the government’s vision for the market and urged him to increase the pace of work to ensure early completion.

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Ikpeazu explained that the quality of remodelling work at the market has vindicated his interventionist move to remodel Ariaria market after more than 40 years to make it a true international market.

The governor who also donated ₦100 million to the traders explained that the donations are for the first 600 original shop allottees to enable them recommence business.

‘Yesterday, I inspected a brand new Government House in Umuahia. The Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu administration is the one that will bequeath a new Government House and remodeled A-line in Ariaria International market to the state. I take regular visits to inspect projects where I spend money.

‘You need to put speed, but don’t compromise quality because my people deserve the best.

‘I told my friend, the governor of Rivers State, Barr. Nyesom Wike, I’m going to visit Ariaria traders. He was aware that Ariaria international market is being remodelled. I have friends who can assist my people and one of them is Gov. Wike. He gave me a message for Ariaria traders.’

The message he asked me to deliver is that he will pay N500,000 each for 400 original allottees who are affected by the remodelling works at the market.

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