Enemies of govt against ongoing renovation work at Relief Plaza -Ononuju

Barrister Kingsley Ononuju

The Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Barrister Kingsley Ononuju has alleged that political foes of the government and those uncomfortable with his accomplishments are behind the latest attempt to discredit and embarrass him with baseless allegations as published by an Owerri based tabloid.
It would be recalled that the Ministry of Commerce and Industry embarked on renovation of Relief Plaza including part of the roof blown away by wind and heavy torrential rain.
According to a release, signed by the acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr I. B. Uhwa, the renovation, which is ongoing, will include remodification of the toilet so that it can accommodate the physically challenged and that was what the traders misconstrued as conversion to shop.
The release frowned at and condemned the attempt by one Sopuruchi and team to rope in the Commissioner into a matter, he is innocent of.
It is a demonstration of utmost stupidity for one to think, write or insinuate that a Commissioner, who has been talking of modernizing Imo Markets with toilets and other necessary infrastructure, will turn around to convert toilet to shop, the release stated.
It further disclosed that the same people who are fighting against the renovation work at Relief Plaza, are also kicking against the ongoing revalidation exercise for traders and shops at the same Plaza because they have skeletons in their cupboard.
Meantime, this group of rebellious traders also stated that they have deposed the Interim Management Committee Chairman appointed and recognized by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, because of his refusal to co-operate with them in their effort to enthrone and entrench illegality in the market.


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