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Governor Willie Obiano disclosed this when he inspected the job done by a Special Task Force he set up on Street trading along major streets of Onitsha Main Market.
The Task Force had on the directive of the Governor, vacated street traders, removed illegal structures and shanties along the streets.
Among the places visited by the Governor where he also promised to install streetlights within one month were Ose Okwodu by Ajasa Street, Bright Street, New Market Road and many others.
Addressing the traders, Governor Obiano noted that his government decided to embark on the operation to protect the street traders who he said are exposed to risk of being knocked down by moving vehicles.
He also said the initiative became important to create access to the market to enable customers access shops inside the market as well as for ease of evacuation of goods.
The Governor who reminded the traders that the operation was solely for their own good, urged them to support the initiative by ensuring that street traders do not return there and warned that anyone caught will have their wares seized.
He further urged them to shun indiscriminate dumping of refuse in the drainages to ensure that the streets are not flooded during the rainy season.
Also speaking, the Transition Chairman of Onitsha North Local Government Area, Mr Patrick Aghamba commended Governor Obiano for his strong will to enforce the operation and said shop owners along the streets are now better for it while the aesthetics of the area is now in full glare.
The streets which hitherto witnessed severe congestion due to street trading, is now very clear as traders and customers can now move about their businesses freely.

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