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|Thousands Of People Wait For Onitsha Main Market To Open (Photos) by investnow2013: 8:45am On Apr 28, 2020
-Onitsha main market which is the Biggest market in West Africa yesterday morning view, after Gov Willie Obiano relaxed the lock down.
Ps: The Market has not officially opened but as usual Man get to hustle ☺ OTU NKWO.
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|Re: Thousands Of People Wait For Onitsha Main Market To Open (Photos) by SLAP44: 8:46am On Apr 28, 2020
The great Otu Nkwo, we eagerly await the opening of this market more than we await the resumption of Premier league matches
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|Re: Thousands Of People Wait For Onitsha Main Market To Open (Photos) by investnow2013: 8:47am On Apr 28, 2020
Onitsha Main Market Yesterday
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|Re: Thousands Of People Wait For Onitsha Main Market To Open (Photos) by investnow2013: 8:49am On Apr 28, 2020
At main market Onitsha yesterday traders gathered in larger numbers, awaiting the opening of the market.
|Re: Thousands Of People Wait For Onitsha Main Market To Open (Photos) by Deepfeel(m): 8:49am On Apr 28, 2020
|Re: Thousands Of People Wait For Onitsha Main Market To Open (Photos) by SLAP44: 8:49am On Apr 28, 2020
Give us more gist and picture jare, I miss Alaigbo like mad.
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|Re: Thousands Of People Wait For Onitsha Main Market To Open (Photos) by SLAP44: 8:51am On Apr 28, 2020
Do you know how much money people has paid into their "akant" and awaiting delivery?
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|Re: Thousands Of People Wait For Onitsha Main Market To Open (Photos) by RuddyFusion(m): 8:53am On Apr 28, 2020
No face masks
No social distancing
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|Re: Thousands Of People Wait For Onitsha Main Market To Open (Photos) by investnow2013: 8:54am On Apr 28, 2020
Venue.Main market Onitsha.Date.27th April 2020.
Thousands of people are in the market waiting for the market to open, But the security men blocked everywhere entrances to the place.
|Re: Thousands Of People Wait For Onitsha Main Market To Open (Photos) by HeadShot: 8:54am On Apr 28, 2020
It's highly disturbing.... Government has failed
The people are failing themselves
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|Re: Thousands Of People Wait For Onitsha Main Market To Open (Photos) by investnow2013: 8:56am On Apr 28, 2020
Lalasticlala come and see people gathered @ Africa's largest OPEN MARKET & BUSINESS DISTRICT ONITSHA ANAMBRA STATE!!!!
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|Re: Thousands Of People Wait For Onitsha Main Market To Open (Photos) by Arrewa: 8:57am On Apr 28, 2020
Yes it's normal because na for east!
If this same shit happens somewhere in yobe
Then it's as a result of illiteracy
They will even blame Islam for it!
These same people will come online to tell you how backward northerners are!
Onitsha that has hundreds of foreign returnees!! No facemask no social distancing!!
These same people will come online looking for a news to mock kano with!!
Blaming kano for not closing down markets and mosques before the virus get there!
Hypocrisy is going to consume the east!
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|Re: Thousands Of People Wait For Onitsha Main Market To Open (Photos) by yanabasee(m): 8:58am On Apr 28, 2020
The spread continues.....
Kano went about their beeniz like this and claimed they were majorly farmers and they're the ones feeding the nation.... So, today... they're now on a compulsory lockdown....
Enjoy your freedom, people...
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|Re: Thousands Of People Wait For Onitsha Main Market To Open (Photos) by investnow2013: 8:58am On Apr 28, 2020
COVID-19: Anambra Markets To Open Next Week
By Ejike Abana (ABS Government House Correspondent)
Anambra state government says sixty three markets in the State will re-open on Monday, 4th of May, 2020.
Governor Willie Obiano announced this today, shortly after a closed - door meeting with market leaders in the state. He said that markets will open only after they must have participated in the training organized by the state government.
Governor Obiano said that each market must have a COVID-19 team that will have the responsibility of enforcing COVID-19 preventive codes and guidelines which includes compulsory wearing of face masks, provision of running water, hand sanitizers, physical distancing, among others.
The Governor urged industrialists in the State to re-open, but having the COVID-19 directives in mind. He stressed that the only condition for re-opeining of the markets is to have the COVID-19 teams ready, saying that markets which are not ready, will not be allowed to open.
He continued that among other things, the meeting resolved that the markets will close early, to avoid the usual rush associated with closing late, adding that Anambra boundaries remain closed.
While pointing out that NCDC has agreed to upgrade the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Amaku, Awka, to a test center, Governor Obiano said that his administration is weighing the options while gradually re-opening all segments of the State, noting that Anambra schools are still shut, as well as the civil service structure.
Deputy Governor, Dr Nkem Okeke, among other top members of the executive arm of government were present at the meeting.
|Re: Thousands Of People Wait For Onitsha Main Market To Open (Photos) by investnow2013: 8:59am On Apr 28, 2020
COVID-19: The Reasons Why Anambra Eased The Lockdown
1. Anambra State government has become exemplary in formulating a policy to fight the coronavirus by combining the best elements from the major two schools of thought which have emerged in the global campaign against COVID-19. The state has integrated the best elements from what may be termed the public health school which is in favour of a total lockdown comparable to 24-hour curfew everywhere until the disease is defeated completely and the second which may be called the economics/business school that believes a total lockdown will result in economic depression and, of course, the death of an unimaginable number of persons.
2. The option before any thoughtful public officer is not to take sides with any of the schools but to critically look at the situation before him or her and decide on a policy in the light of reason and experience. Ideological extremists or puritans have to be avoided. Dr Pius Okigbo, Africa’s most decorated economist, warned economists in General Ibrahim Babangida’s military government who were taking an extremist position on economic efficiency in the implementation of the structural adjustment programme (SAP): “Any government which pursues any policy under the guise of economic efficiency without regard to the social and political implications”, remarked Okigbo in Essays in the Public Philosophy of Development, “will only have itself to blame”.
3. Like every other government, the Anambra State administration is bound to protect its people from the ravages of COVID-19, but it cannot afford to do so by unwittingly allowing millions of its people to die of hunger and starvation or by causing their businesses to collapse through an unmitigated lockdown. The 28 days of lockdown, when all markets were shut down, vehicular and human movements restricted, schools closed, traditional religious services suspended, funerals, wedding and title taking ceremonies practically stopped, have already taken enormous toll on the people’s well being.
4. Social unrest must be avoided. If people in developed nations could not accept more than three weeks of lockdown, despite the immense social safety nets for the poor and the huge amounts paid by governments directly to the citizens who lost their jobs in the wake of COVID-19, we can imagine what the most vulnerable in our society and elsewhere in Africa have been going through.
5. Governor Willie Obiano did the right thing by announcing on Saturday, April 25, some policy fine tuning. He announced, for instance, the lifting of the restriction on intrastate vehicular movement, but not interstate movement because COVID-19 could be brought into Anambra State again from another part of the country. He directed that the foodstuffs and pharmaceuticals markets could now open daily, instead of only twice a week. Churches, he added, could resume normal services, but as directed by their leaders who have displayed a great appreciation of the severe COVID-19 dangers. The nonessential markets, he announced, would be reopened once a meeting is held on Monday, April 27, with their leaders and they agree to such protocols as observing social distancing, compulsory wearing of face masks by sellers, buyers and suppliers, and the availability of a big container of water with soaps in every line in each of the open markets which people will use regularly to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds on each occasion.
6. The easing of the restrictions came on the heels of the spectacular treatment of the state’s sole confirmed COVID-19 case. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced the index case on Good Friday, April 10, and the state government began managing the case within hours. After four days of solid treatment, the NCDC declared that the status of the index case had been reversed from positive to negative. This was a brilliant performance. What is more, all the tests conducted on 68 other persons in the state read negative.
7. There was, therefore, no justification for the lockdown to remain without any adjustment, just as it will be defensible for a state like Wyoming in the United States, which has no COVID-19 case, to be locked down like New York, the American coronavirus epicentre. In any case, relaxation of restrictions is the trend worldwide. The United States, now the world’s epicenter of the coronavirus, has seen the lifting of restrictions in places like Georgia. Even Spain, the country worst by COVID-19 in Europe after Italy, will no longer observe strict lockdown from this week. And next week Italy, of all places, will start to ease restrictions. From Ghana to South Africa to India, the story is the same. No wonder, in Nigeria states like Oyo and Edo are following in the Anambra footsteps.
8. Still, sight should not be lost on the fact that appropriate restrictions remain in the state. Schools are not yet open. Most civil servants still work from home. Burials, funerals, title taking and award ceremonies and marriages are still not taking place because they are likely to attract more than 30 persons in each instance, thereby enhancing the risk of violating the social distance rule. Needless to repeat, vehicles are not yet allowed from other states for fear of bringing COVID-19 into Anambra State; the index case came from Lagos on March 28. Anambra State’s boundaries are now policed with greater vigour.
9. Public policy is not cast in marble unless by a government run by ideologues, hawks, hardliners, puritans and extremists who, by their very nature, are allergic to facts, evidence and rational thinking. By formulating its COVID-19 policy with the best elements from the two main opposing schools of thought in the campaign to contain the coronavirus and allowing the implementation of the policy to be guided by facts and the interests of the majority of the people, Anambra State has, once again, demonstrated that it is truly the Light of the Nation. As the Great Zik of Africa used to state in the masthead of his eminently influential West African Pilot newspaper, “show the light and the people will find the way”. Anambra State is on the right trajectory.
C. Don Adinuba
Commissioner for Information & Public Enlightenment.
Monday, 27th April, 2020
|Re: Thousands Of People Wait For Onitsha Main Market To Open (Photos) by Herdsmen: 9:00am On Apr 28, 2020
The very place of hustle.. main market .. federal line, Lagos line , concord, bright,niger , olboy I miss otu.
No lazy man for otu ..
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|Re: Thousands Of People Wait For Onitsha Main Market To Open (Photos) by merit455(m): 9:02am On Apr 28, 2020
Herdsmen:This one get internal life issues
|Re: Thousands Of People Wait For Onitsha Main Market To Open (Photos) by investnow2013: 9:02am On Apr 28, 2020
By BLESSING IJEDIBIA/ April 28, 2020
Relaxing Of Lockdown: Onitsha Bubbles Back To Life
The commercial city of Onitsha is gradually returning to its business
status following the state governments relaxing of the lockdown occasioned by COVID 19 pandemic.
Correspondent, Blessing Ijedibia, who went round the town reports that
the residents expressed happiness on the development as they were seen
However, dealers on materials that are not food stuffs opened their
stores and shops against government directive that only food stuff
sellers are free to open for business.
Some of the traders seen think safety as they placed hand washing
buckets with running water in front of their shops.
It was also observed that the popular Nkpor Motor Park that was closed
few weeks ago has reopened in full swing as vehicles of various routes
were seen conveying passengers to their various destinations .
The daily artisans at Nkpor junction that disappeared Some weeks ago
have resurfaced at their stand waiting for jobs .
Tailors are now making bricks business as the sales of locally made
facemasks increases .
The story was the same at other areas like Upper Iweka, .Ezeiweka
road, Awada and Awka Road among others .
Commenting on the development, two traders Mrs. Caroline Onuoha and
Mr. Emeka Obimma while commending the state government for relaxing
the lockdown to certain extent prayed for total eradication of the
virus through God’s intervention.
Meanwhile greater percentage of the residents of Onitsha are yet to
comply with facemask order as they were seen going about their normal
businesses without face masks.
|Re: Thousands Of People Wait For Onitsha Main Market To Open (Photos) by Deepfeel(m): 9:02am On Apr 28, 2020
Arrewa:There is no single case of covid19 in anambra, our borders are closed no coming in or out, we are safe
|Re: Thousands Of People Wait For Onitsha Main Market To Open (Photos) by Nwanyiogwashi(f): 9:03am On Apr 28, 2020
Obiano what to cash out so soon Governor okowa please tight our boundary with Anambra state well well both land and Water because Obiano is going mad
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|Re: Thousands Of People Wait For Onitsha Main Market To Open (Photos) by RuddyFusion(m): 9:06am On Apr 28, 2020
Too bad....that's were ABA best Onitsha...in ABA now 80% of the residents now wears facemasks both big and small everybody is wearing something
|Re: Thousands Of People Wait For Onitsha Main Market To Open (Photos) by Nwanyiogwashi(f): 9:06am On Apr 28, 2020
investnow2013:How many people wear face masks here? Well as long as Delta state boundary both land and water is close I don't care if Anambra state turn to next kano.
|Re: Thousands Of People Wait For Onitsha Main Market To Open (Photos) by Herdsmen: 9:08am On Apr 28, 2020
Just like you inherited it from your folks..
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|Re: Thousands Of People Wait For Onitsha Main Market To Open (Photos) by nijabazaar: 9:08am On Apr 28, 2020
I am so against this immunity herd approach by the govt. It is better that a few people die of hunger than for thousands to die of Corona and overstretched health systems.
Though scientifically speaking, for herd immunity to work at least 200k people need to die, not bad for a population of 200mil
Let a few die of hunger and let the majority live. We shouldn't sacrifice the need to make money over the need to live.
Or let obiano adopt Charles Soludos option
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|Re: Thousands Of People Wait For Onitsha Main Market To Open (Photos) by Nwanyiogwashi(f): 9:11am On Apr 28, 2020
Deepfeel:As long as you people don't enter Delta state I'm OK with the decision of your drunker governor well I have forward this picture and call to Delta state government. Stay safe in Anambra state and please don't come near Delta state
|Re: Thousands Of People Wait For Onitsha Main Market To Open (Photos) by Herdsmen: 9:12am On Apr 28, 2020
Nwa calm down.. 25% of those in that market Dey live for asaba..
Anambra is virus free
|Re: Thousands Of People Wait For Onitsha Main Market To Open (Photos) by Nwanyiogwashi(f): 9:14am On Apr 28, 2020
Herdsmen:those 25% we never enter Asaba again watch and see.
|Re: Thousands Of People Wait For Onitsha Main Market To Open (Photos) by IJOBA2: 9:14am On Apr 28, 2020
|Re: Thousands Of People Wait For Onitsha Main Market To Open (Photos) by Nwanyiogwashi(f): 9:16am On Apr 28, 2020
IJOBA2:Stay your ass in Anambra state don't come near Delta state because you will be arrested
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|Re: Thousands Of People Wait For Onitsha Main Market To Open (Photos) by Herdsmen: 9:16am On Apr 28, 2020
Ada you’re funny.. do you live in asaba?
|Re: Thousands Of People Wait For Onitsha Main Market To Open (Photos) by Nwanyiogwashi(f): 9:19am On Apr 28, 2020
Herdsmen:Where I live doesn't matter for now well I have already forward a call and picture, those 25% must stay their ass in Anambra state for now
|Re: Thousands Of People Wait For Onitsha Main Market To Open (Photos) by Arrewa: 9:24am On Apr 28, 2020
Nwanyiogwashi:you're joking!! They must come go home!!
People in onitsha can even swim cross to Asaba!
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