Illegal constructions that were built inside Nnewi Main Market and broke government regulations would need to be taken down in a week.

The Joint Task Force on Recovery for the Anambra State Government, which included the Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Dr. Obinna Ngonadi, and the Chairman of the Physical Planning Board, Barrister Chike Maduekwe, visited the site and given owners of such structures a one-week deadline.


Commissioner Ngonadi claims that the visit was in reaction to several complaints made to the Soludo-led administration about the illicit activity and impunity present in the region.

Dr. Ngonadi expressed his regret that even a portion of the government-owned building, which was meant to house the market union and the fire service structure, had been turned into shops and leased or rented to unwary individuals.guaranteeing that they would be retrieved and used properly.

The Physical Planning Board was not aware of any approval of such illegal structures in the market, he said, adding that Nzukora Nnewi and market executives would follow up after the visit to remove shanties and containers that were not a part of the market. He emphasized that such illegal occupants would be responsible for covering the cost of removing such structures from the market.

The Commissioner urged the populace to assist Governor Soludo in creating a country that is livable and affluent.

While expressing their satisfaction with the cooperation shown so far by market executives, they were given permission to only demolish the illegal structures that were within their control and to leave the rest for the government.

Speaking on behalf of the Nnewi Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Jude Osumuo praised Governor Soludo's efforts to ensure that Anambra is run effectively, particularly in the markets.

He gave the community and market officials his word that they would make sure that everybody using the market and its surroundings complied with the law and maintained a clean environment.

Motorcycle Spare Parts Market and F-Line, Agbedo Market were among the markets visited.