Anambra State Governor, Charles Soludo met with Landlords in Onitsha on Thursday to discuss some issues the city is currently experiencing.
The Governor lamented the high rate of evacuation of businesses from Onitsha to other neighbouring states as well.
Soludo reiterated that Onitsha was one of the most commercial cities on the continent with the largest market in West Africa. He also added that he regrets that the city has lost it’s prominent position, regrets how dead the city has become as a result of the decadence that had set in.
Some Landlors present at the meeting include Landlords from Omagba Phases l and ll, GRA Onitsha Zone, Onitsha Housing Estate, American Quarters, Trans-Nkisi areas, among many others, participated in the meeting.
The governor explained that the meeting was in line with the mantra of “be your brother’s keeper”. He added that it was necessary to dialogue on how best to reclaim Onitsha, starting from the contributions of the landlords.
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“Recalled that Onitsha was once known to be housing the largest market in West Africa, which is sadly no longer the case, as new businesses and investments are now tilting towards neighbouring states.