The Abia State Government has denied reports suggesting that the administration of Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu is planning to establish RUGA settlement in Obehie.
A statement from the Commissioner for Trade and Investment, Dr. Cosmos Ndukwe described the various newsblogs to that effect as false, malicious and profound attempt by some persons or group to pitch the Government against the people.
Dr. Ndukwe explained that what people are attributing as RUGA settlement is actually the relocation of Cattle Market from Aba Waterside to Obehie so as to ensure that motorists and pedestrians are saved from struggling with cattles every morning, afternoon and evening at Aba Waterside.
The Commissioner expressed regrets that those who trade in rumour and false information would assume that a cattle market is same as RUGA settlement.
According to him, the Governor deserved commendation for mustering sufficient political will to recover Aba Waterside from years of menace, saying that the most acceptable to do is to support this germane effort that seeks to save lives, improve our hygiene and make trading less hazardous.
“The relocation of Cattle Market from Aba Waterside to Obehie will beyond anything else ensure that motorists and pedestrians are saved from struggling with cattles every morning, afternoon and evening at Aba Waterside.”
He called on all and sundry to look beyond parochial interests and engage in expansion investment that will attract merchandize across Abia and River State.