Ohanaeze Ndigbo has urged people of Enugu state to remain calm over the demolition of the electrical parts section of Kenyatta Market in the State.
DAILY REPORT NG reports the Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority’s decision to demolish the market has been generating controversies, with some members of the opposition parties condemning government’s action.
Reacting to the development, The youth wing of apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday by the National President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, urged all the actors not to politicize the matter.
Okwu said: “We know that these are indeed hard times and for that reason, any action such as this is bound to be felt so hard by those affected.
“However, our findings show that the traders were given well over two years to relocate to the new market at Ugwuaji. We also learnt that the relocation process started even before this present government came on board.
“Based on this, we passionately appeal to politicians not to politicize this matter; everything must not be seen as an avenue to canvas for votes,”
The youth group, however, appealed to the State Government to look into the complaints of the affected traders with regards to their difficulty in getting a space at the Ugwuaji Market.
“some of the traders are complaining that the cost of getting allocation there is too exorbitant. So, we are appealing to the listening Governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi to look into this and see how the genuine traders could be assisted.” they said.