Delta Governor Breaks Silence On Demolished Abraka Market, Vow To Arrest Trespassers

By Kenneth Orusi, The Nigerian Voice, Asaba
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Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has vowed to deal ruthlessly on anyone caught doing business at the demolished Abraka market.

The governor dropped the warning when he visited the market, revealing that the market was demolished due to illegal and illicit businesses been done in the market as some unscrupulous elements turned it marked to criminal den.

Okowa, who spoke tough, hinted that it won't be business as usual as anyone who flout government's directives for traders to stay off the market would be made to face the law.

He said government want to use the portion of land for a more important and lucrative business, calling on those who traded on the land before the Demolition to relocate for their own benefit.

He allay fear of those who claimed that the government was out to destroy their means of livelihood, noting that the demolition was intentional to stop the evils discovered while the market existed.

Okowa called on Deltans to remain calm and be law abiding as his government would do anything that would bring prosperity to all Deltans.

The Director General, Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency, Mrs. Onyemaechi Mrakpor, led the governor round the demolished Abraka market by the Oshimili south local government Chairman, Uche Osadebe.

Also inspected is the remodeled popular Koka Junction park and amusement park constructed by the Commissioner in charge of Urban Renewal, Olorogun Arthur Akpowowo, to give the state capital a befitting look.