Transformation In Onitsha Main Market Becomes Possible As Chief Ezeoha Takes Mantle Of Leadership

By Polycarp Ifeanyi, Onitsha

It is obvious that the administration of  Chief Innocent Ikechukwu Ezeoha, Ezennia of Umuchu as the Chairman of Onitsha Main Market, Anambra State has attracted tremendous transformations in all sectors.

Recalled that successive timbers and calibers of men have lead the Market but none of them could give face lift to the Market which is believed to be the largest Market in West Africa sub region until Chief Ezeoha took the mantle of leadership.

Kudos to the Executive Governor of Anambra State, His Excellency, Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo who God used to appoint Chief Ezeoha to transform Onitsha Main Market.

Professor Soludo on assumption of office as the Governor of the State expressed readiness to transform Anambra State especially Markets to be comparable to Dubai and Taiwan in his wisdom used Chief Ezeoha to actualize his agenda in Onitsha Main Market.

Actually, iron sharpens iron, Chief Ezeoha as an experienced leader who virtually shared a common vision with Professor Soludo left no stone unturned to develop all sectors in  the Market within Short period of his administration.

First time in the history of Onitsha Main Market, traders could feel the presence and impact  of the Government and present their challenges without riots. 

However, this singular administrative change fetched Chief Innocent Ezeoha to emerge as the best Market Chairman in Anambra State who had remitted highest Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) to the state government.

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Again, his developmental stride speaks volumes of itself and could verifiable for the doubting Thomas, even as some of his achievements included; Introduction of regular briefing on the Government policies and programme, Extension of closing hours of business activities, Decongestion of access road, routes and lines, Provision of furnitures, desk, ceiling fans, Public address system, Introduction of propelled fire Extinguisher devices,  for each line, Attracted Federal Government’s free Wi-Fi services, Establishment of functional Primary Health care center, Introduction of sanitation/ Evacuation monitoring unit, distilling of all water channels, Introduction of Otunkwo co-operative Housing scheme, Attracted State government’s Umu boi laon scheme, emerging as the  highest Market Chairman who paid Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) to the state government amongst other.   

Commenting on Chief Ezeoha’s developmental stride, Chief Anthony Umuezugwu, a textile dealer testified that Chief Ezeoha has set a formidable standard of leadership in the Market.

He notes that Ezeoha has equally written his name with the Golden pen in the administration of Professor Soludo, saying that the old glory of  Onitsha Main Market has fully restored by Chief Innocent Ezeoha.

Also commented, Elder Emma Ezelimona, a stationary dealer described Chief Ezeoha as a born leader, stating that he has stayed in the Market for more than 30 years and he never experienced numerous developments like in the regime of Chief Ezeoha.

“Infact, the young man has performed better than past leaders who were enriching their pockets with traders’ money. Who knows that this Market could have access to health care and other amenities? “said Ezelimona.

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Similarly, Mrs. Anthonia Njideka, a cosmetic dealer, Lady Okwuchukwu Joy and Nze Chuka Fabian commended Professor Soludo for appointing Ezeoha as the Chairman of Onitsha Main Market.

They also requested  him to provide them with Solar powered lights in order to curb problems of epilepsy  power  supply in the area, eulogizing the Governor for fulfilling   his campaign promises.

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