BLACK WEDNESDAY: No More Shading on Walkways in Auchi as EWLG Council, OiC Sets up Taskforce
It will no longer be business as usual as the indiscriminate display of wares by petty traders on walkways in Auchi Sacred Kingdom is to become a thing of the past.
This decision was reached on Wednesday during a stakeholders meeting at the EWLG Council.
Otaru-in-Council together with the HOS of Etsako West Local Government Council, Police, NSCDC and Officers of the FRSC take charge in restoring sanity to major roads in the cosmopolitan town.
Speaking to the issue of the BLACK WEDNESDAY experience of the 9th of March 2022, Chief John Ogiadomhe, Director of Administration and General Services stated that the level of loss witnessed that day would have been less if the walkways were clear. It was declared that as part of measures aimed at reducing accidents and minimizing loss occasioned by same, the walkways must as a matter of urgency be rid off commercial services carried out by traders and those who have made the walkways extensions of their shops in Auchi.
To this end, Thursday and Friday (7th-8th of April) were fixed for a public awareness march around Auchi town to ensure that everyone gets the message, spread same during the weekend to their various groups, nationalities, organizations etc. and adhere strictly to the new development as enforcement will take effect on Monday.
The meeting was attended by Aigbonoga Igienekhume HOD Environment, Onome Edwards (NSCDC), MT Odunmbanku (FRSC), The Head of Igbo (resident in Auchi), Chief AbdulLawal Momoh (Yamah 1) Members of Auchi Vigilante, Hunters Association, Auchi Dynamic Youths and Auchi Taskforce on Walkways.