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In a bid to ensuring full legal backing of the establishement of the New Orie Ugwogo Market for the development of Enugu East Council Area, reduction of traffic gridlock and incessant accident at the Old Orie Ugwogo Market, the Enugu East Local government legislative council on Thursday passed into law a bill to that effect.

During their plenary, the assembly which was presided over by it’s leader, Obumneme Obed Eke unanimously passed the bill into law after the clerk of the house, Christopher Okoh read the details of the bye law and having undergone all stages required by law.

The first schedule of the bill indicates that the New Orie Ugwogo market shall be situated on a landmass of 199,951.343 Squaremeters (19.995 Hectares).

Part V of the law recognizes Geo Squaremeter Innovative Ltd led by it’s Principal Consultant, Surv. Dr. Victor Chukwuemeka Nnam as the sole developer of the Orie Ugwogo Market and spelt out obligations, powers of the Developer as well as the host community, Umunonu Umuezeani Ugwogo Nike on whose shoulder lies powers to allocate Shop space(s) to subscribers, among other things.


The law also made provision for the establishement of a Management Board for the market, establishment of Orie Ugwogo Market Security Outfit as well as allow the Council Chairman to constitute and inaugurate a Neighbourhood Watch Security outfit to be stationed in the Market to work in partnership with the Division of the Nigerian Police within its jurisdiction for the daily security of lives and infrastructures in the Market.

Addressing journalists after the sitting, the leader of the house, Obumneme Obed Eke expressed gratitude to God and the council for the great feat recorded in due time and eulogized the Enugu East Local government chairman, Hon. Livinus Nze Anike for his thoughtfulness in sending such important executive bill to the house.

Also speaking, counsel to the host community, Chukwuemeka Agbo, thanked God for a dream come through.
He said the passage of the bye law will enhance the wellbeing of the subscribers of the new market thereby promoting the wellbeing of the people.

Daily Gazette recall that about a month ago, the New Orie Ugwuogo Market was flagged off by the Chairman of Enugu East local government.

By the virtue of the Bye Law, all fragments of the Old Orie Ugwogo market has been consolidated into a single uniform market known as ‘New Orie Ugwogo Market’.

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