Members of the Enugu
State House of Assembly have directed that the Enugu Building Materials Market, at Kenyatta Market, Enugu be relocated to its new permanent site at Ugwuaji, along Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway.
Deliberating on a motion of public importance brought on the floor of the House by the member representing Nkanu West Constituency, Hon. Iloabuchi Aniagu and seven others, the House unanimously resolved that the building materials market constituted nuisance and obstruction and therefore should be relocated.
“There is no gainsaying the fact that the negative effects of a building material market located within the city centre cannot be over-emphasised. It has been a recurring decimal of the obstruction of roads, insecurity, risk of loss of lives, defacing of the beauty of the environment, theft, etc,” he posited.
Aniagu pointed out that the First Phase of the permanent site had been completed for about seven months now and wondered why traders had not moved to the market to decongest Kenyatta Market.
Following the way Aniagu marshalled his points for the need for the relocation, members therefore, directed that the ministries of Environment, Commerce and Industry as well as Capital Territory Development Authority move the market within 30 days.
The House also directed that the ministries should liaise with Enugu South Local Government Council where the new permanent site is located to ensure that the directive is complied with within the stipulated time.
Meanwhile, the House, during the plenary session, approved the appointment of two more Special Advisers for Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
The Special Advisers are for Security and Economic Affairs.
The secretary to the State Government, SSG, Elder Gabriel Ajah, had submitted the letter for the appointments of the two special advisers.
Also, the Child Rights bill scaled 2nd Reading.
The bill if passed, will domestic the Child Rights Bill which about 24 states of the Federation, have already domesticated.
Virtually, all the members contributed to the debate but it was shelved for a later date for further deliberation on the all important bill.
However before the debate was deferred, most members who spoke said they should thread with caution in order not to sanction a bill that would run contrary to African culture.C
Members of the Enugu