Osinbajo orders 24 hours power supply for Ariaria Market Aba

Ariaria market, Aba. [Photo Credit: Ripples Nigeria]
Ariaria market, Aba. [Photo Credit: Ripples Nigeria]

Nigeria’s Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has directed the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing to intervene and ensure that the Ariaria International Market in Aba, Abia States, enjoys 24 hours supply of electric power.

The city of Aba is noted for its huge commercial activities, while the Ariaria Market is one of the most popular markets in the southern part of the country.

Mr Osinbajo’s directive, according to a statement issued on Tuesday by the Presidency, followed a “strong and persuasive case” made for the market by the Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu.

A team from the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) is said to have already visited the market for a technical study to collect data that would determine the market’s power requirements.

The leadership of various clusters in the market is said to have agreed to assist the REA with all the support required to implement the project.

The President, Aba Chamber of Commerce, Emma Nwakpadolu, thanked the acting president, the federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, and the Abia State government for their plans for the market.

The federal government’s delegation to Ariaria was led by the Managing Director, REA, Damilola Ogunbiyi, while the Abia government delegation was led by Chinenye Nwogu and the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Communications, Sam Hart.


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  • Fadama

    Another story story

  • Cashmir Mbadiwe

    Nonsense. Ex-Pastor or if you like fake Pastor Osinibinde is wasting his time. What we want is a date for Secession referendum so as to correct the injustice the East and South have suffered from the evil Nigerian state where only the North(Hausas+Fulanis) & West (Yorubas) can become Presidents by ALWAYS voting en block to determine who wins presidency. No. We reject that kind of country. We demand our own country that will make it possible for anyone, regardless of ethnicity or religion to become President of the country as long as he/she is qualified and mentally fit and not bedridden for 90 days in a London hospital.

    Secession referendum now, tomorrow and forever. No elections in Anambra. Just sit at home people! Stay at home and buy some 10 litres of fuel to power your generators so you can watch Kanayo O Kanayo movies morning till night on those so called election days. We must shape our destiny and not allow parasites determine our destinies. No. Never!

    • El Patron

      Since when has voting en block become a crime? I’m from the south but i tell you our problem is our treacherous politicians and traditional rulers. Don’t blame the north and east for sticking together always, they are just being politically smart. We need restructuring and full resource control for each state and not break up, by the way

    • Chukwuka Okoroafor

      And the same block voters voted for Southerners Obasanjo and Jonathan in 1999, 2003, and 2011. I wonder what injustice is there on that front?

  • JOHN

    The Ag. President directed the discos to stop the fraudulently overestimated billing to the traumatised consumers and also to stop disconnecting their lines until they are properly connected with prepaid meters. But the discos bluntly disregarded this just directive and are doing their continuous stealing. We know they will not carry out this directive of the Ag. President as well. They think they are above the law.

    • ed

      That’s why the citizens should revolt against the lawlessness.

  • Justice Equity

    Osibajo is the kind of President that Nigeria is searching for,with osibanjo as the president of Nigeria, half of the problems facing this nation shall fissile out .osibanjo is Gods gift to Nigeria, may God give buhari the grace to resign so that osibanjo will have unfettered powers and full authority to move Nigeria to the next level.
    With a president like osibanjo, Nigerians will never care about his tribe or religion.
    May God grant Nigeria the opportunity to have osibanjo as the substantive president of Nigeria.

  • AFRICANER

    Command economy (an economy in which production, investment, prices, and incomes are determined centrally by a government) has been tested, and found wanting. It’s inefficient; the Centre does not know jack about how much goods should be produced or how to produce them; yet they are in command. The Acting President knows this; so, to run around dishing out favors to one group or another is nothing but a political scam.

    Unleash the forces of FREE MARKET by doing everything possible to create opportunities, encourage entrepreneurship, adhere to merit based system. Reduce the sectionalism, tribalism, and religious slants in doing things in Nigeria. Audit the Oil Sector, take back all those oil wells stolen by the elite; budget money, and do everything possible to restore our schools, and technical institutions; turn the entire Nigerian Army to ‘engineers’, and get rid of Julius Berger from the country; instead of these soldiers drinking tombo liquor, and developing big stomachs, pay them more, but let them build roads, and infrastructure, including markets, bridges, and low income housing; Nigeria is not fighting any wars soon.

    I have 8 point agenda that can transform Nigeria into a great Nation in 2 years, creating 8 million jobs a year, in energy, space, manufacturing, big data, education, satellite, medicine, and numerous verticals!

  • Rawtruth

    Very Evil people want Satanic creation ‘nigeria’ to go on, with Yoruba snakes all over doing everything to thwart the Biafrans quest for total freedom.
    Who say it is not possible to have 24hour power supply, best roads, hospitals, schools, etc.. but it can never happen so long as the evil created by British called Nigeria exist!
    Those ignorant ones that cannot think deep who are happy for this news or start praising this Yoruba fraudster called Osinbajo must wake up and reason. People must wake up and learn that with Nigeria they’re doomed!

    • Agba

      SE don’t believe this lie,nobody can give elecricity Nigeria don’t have.

  • WestJohnson1

    From where will the produce the 24/7 electricity the Zoo doesn’t have? Can one give he doesn’t have? The most deceitful set of human beings on earth

  • Egbeso

    This is an unserious government. There is an idle power plant sitting there in Aba and completed years ago. It is ready and has the capacity to supply 24-hour power to the Aba industrial complex, including Ariaria Market. The Federal Government of Buhari and Osinbajo pretends that it does not know about this power plant which also has a licence to distribute power to Aba. Nonsense.