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Rebuilding Aba starts with Town Hall in March, says Aba South council boss



The Transition Committee Chairman of Aba South Local Government Area, Mr Uche Wogu, says the rebuilding of Aba, the commercial nerve centre of Abia, will begin with the torched Aba Town Hall.

NEWSVERGE recalls that the hall was attacked and set ablaze by End SARS protesters in 2020.

Wogu said in an interview with correspondent that the rehabilitation of the ancient facility would begin in the second week of March.

He said that the Abia Government had resolved to make residents of the city enjoy the dividend of democracy which, he said, eluded them for years.

“I assure you that by the end of next month, you will not recognise the town hall because work is going to commence there in less than two weeks’ time.

“The Aba Town Hall is a bond and holds a special place in the heart of Aba people and the ancestors are not happy with the state of the hall.

“Aba fell in 2020 and, like when an empire falls, after falling, the empire will be rebuilt.

“So, Aba will be rebuilt and it will commence with the Town Hall,” Wogu said.

He also said that the council was getting funds internally and externally to run its administration, which had enabled it to continue to pay the salaries of teachers, health and other workers in the area.

The council boss said that workers’ welfare and motivation were his administration’s priority, adding that he made time to interact with the workers.

“We have a programme for the people of Aba, where all we want to do for them were summarised and it is called “Project 082.

“Our aim is to beautify, give a facelift, lighten up Aba and other things, which are relevant to the city and state,” he said.

Wogu further said that the administration of Gov. Alex Otti wants to run a responsive government, where people’s needs would be given timely response.

He warned against street trading in the city, saying that the practice was prohibited by law and must stop once the task force for it was constituted.

He expressed dismay at persons establishing illegal motor parks, pointing out that the safety of lives and property of residents remained the government’s responsibility.

Wogu described Aba as a modern city, saying that everything had to be done according to the its map and masterplan.

He said that he would lead a fresh campaign for the immunisation of children to safeguard them from polio which, according to him, is beginning to rear its ugly head again in the state.

“We are going to ensure that the children are immunised to end avoidable deformity.

“So, we are going to spread the gospel of immunisation through the constituted committee.

“There was this case of polio in Isiala Ngwa and these things are airborne and are viruses, not bacteria, so it can be picked from all sources.

“There are inflows of people from other parts of the country into Abia, so the danger of polio is not something to be taken for granted,” Wogu said.

Nicholas Obisike

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