Abia State Assembly Takes Decisive Actions on Market Relocation, Traditional Desecration, and School Fire Crisis

Livestock Market Relocation

Abia State House of Assembly has called on the State Government to relocate the Livestock Market at the Old Court Market, Aba to the Good Morning Market, Aba as part of efforts to maintain order and peaceful coexistence of traders in the said markets.

The decision announced by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Emeruwa as adopted by the House is part of the recommendations by its Committee on Trade, Commerce and Industry on a petition titled ” Encroachment and constant threat to lives by Akwete and Nsulu livestock Dealers “.

The House also among others maintained that the Akwete and Nsulu Textile Dealers Association is distinct from the livestock Dealers Association, hence should be accorded the right to operate independently while calling on government to assert and exercise its authority as owners of the Old Court Market, Aba and regulate the activities and operations of various market association in the State.

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Traditional Desecration

In another development, the House also received, adopted and committed to its committee of the whole, the report of its committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs on the petition titled ” The Stool of Ugwumba II of Nneji Autonomous Community, Ugwunagbo Local Government Area, the desecration and contravention of the constitution of Nneji autonomous community, 2000 and the tradition of Nneji autonomous community, law cap 10, laws of Abia State 2000″


Urgent Call for Action on School Fire Outbreak

On a Matter of Urgent Public Importance brought before the House by the member representing Umuahia North State Constituency, Hon. Anderson Akaliro on the fire outbreak that engulfed and destroyed the Community Central School, Ofeme in Umuahia North Local Government Area, making it impossible for pupils of the School to go to school any longer to learn, the lawmaker among others prayed the House to call on government through ASUBEB and others to take all steps necessary to urgently provide and restore teaching and learning in the school as well as forestall future occurrence of such.

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Ruling in favour of the prayers of the presenter of the Matter of Urgent Public Importance after listening to the submissions of members, the Speaker, Rt.Hon.Emmanuel Emeruwa who expressed worry about the recurring fire incidents called for caution by all.

The House mandated the Commissioner for Education to visit the school and make necessary recommendations on the rebuilding and to get the pupils back to their classes.

They also resolved to make and strengthen laws aimed at forestalling indiscriminate bush burning, make perpetrators of such acts take responsibility for damages done and ensure the provision of firefighting equipment in public facilities as a way of protecting them from fire.