Governor Soludo has continued to deepen civic engagements in a bid to drum home the initiatives and policy thrusts of his administration.
The governor today, 4th May, 2022, held a strategic meeting with landlords in Onitsha at Sharon House by All Saints Anglican Cathedral, Onitsha.
Landlords from Omagba Phases One and Two, GRA Onitsha Zone, Housing Estate, American Quarters, Trans-Nkisi, among many others, participated in the meeting.
The governor explained that the visit is in line with the mantra of “be your brothers’ keeper’, saying that it is to dialogue on how best to reclaim Onitsha, starting from the contributions of the landlords.
While describing Onitsha City as ‘dead’, the Professor Soludo stressed that everyone has one critical role or the other to play, and recalled that Onitsha was once reputed to be housing the largest market in West Africa, which is sadly no longer the case, as New businesses and investments are now tilting toward neighbouring states.
He emphasized that a verifiable estimate shows that thirty-five to fourty percent of the productive assets in Onitsha are evacuating, noting that landlords will benefit the most from the engagement because the value of their assets will increase eventually.
This, he noted, is the reality of the situation his administration committed to turn around into a smart megacity, as Onitsha has advanced into a metropolis.
Members of the State Executive Council, member representing Onitsha North, Constituency Two, Honourable Eddy Ibuzo, his Onitsha South One counterpart, Honourable Uzoma Eli, the National President Of Anambra State Association of Town Unions, ASATU, Barrister Titus Akpudo, among others also attended thr event.
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