The Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo CFR on Friday, 17th June, 2022 laid the foundation stone for the construction of the biggest drug market in West Africa – the Oba International Drug Market in Idemili South LGA.
The market which will oversee the establishment of a Coordinated Wholesale Centre (CWC) is aimed at removing fake and sub-standard products in the system, thus setting the Anambra State health sector and Nigeria as a whole on the right course is sited on a fifty (50) hectare land which is about 492,385,900 square meters.
The Oba Drug Market which will be delivered in 24 months will have traders at the current Ogbo-Ogwu BridgeHead Onitsha relocated to Oba. The project is a Public-Private Partnership supervised by the State Ministry of Health, to be fully funded by Sterling Bank Plc. The building project will be undertaken by Ferrovial Designs and Construction Company, a local developer in the real estate sub-sector.