The seemingly interminable squabble in Orlu International Market between the Chairman, Chief Orlando Nwadike and Uche Osunkwo, which has hampered smooth administration of the market especially in terms of collection of government revenue, has been resolved by the State Executive Caretaker Committee of Imo State Amalgamated Markets and Traders Association, ISAMATA, led by Hon. Emmanuel Ezeanochie, following a long and drawn out meeting at the State Secretariat recently.
Speaking during the meeting, President of ISAMATA, Hon. Ezeanochie, urged the fomer warring parties to bury the hatchet, forgive and forget one another as they are all brothers.
He advised them to imbibe the spirit of oneness and eschew anything that will cause division and rancour amongst traders in the market.
He said, “Let’s look for Peace, there is nothing better than peace. It is best option everywhere and especially in the markets for smooth business operations.”
Hon. Ezeanochie, used the opportunity to remind them of the need for traders in the market to pay every fee or levy as approved by government and advised the Chairman to carry everyone along in the interest of peace.
In their separate responses, Chief Nwadike and Uche Osunkwo, thanked the President and entire State ISAMATA Executive members for their interest in making sure peace reigns in the market and promised to maintain the momentum.