On wednesday the Enugu State Government has announced the closure of popular Ogbete Main Market in Enugu metropolis following health concerns.
A statement by Mr. Chidi Aroh, the Commissioner for Information, said the decision to shut the market was a fallout of Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s visit to the area.
Mr. Chidi Aroh said the governor had gone to the market with heads of security agencies to ascertain compliance with the government’s order closing markets and borders.
“Following the non-compliance by traders and the urgent need to start the fumigation of the market, the state government ordered the immediate closure of the market, including adjoining sections and Akwata,” Aroh said.