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|Re: Abia State Development Thread- PICTURES by proeast(m): 7:07am On Jun 30, 2020|
Except what they built is plaza, I don't see how shops inside malls can be sold, it is only practical to rent or lease them. Also, sections of it can be partitioned with glass cubicles and made smaller for traders that need smaller spaces who can't afford to rent larger shops. That is why I said the governor can do it in tranches. He can select a particular zone/area, mark it and give the occupants a specific time period to relocate to such malls already built, once that time elapses, he will demolish it and move to another section. For instance, he can build a dedicated mall for cloths/boutiques, once it is completed, he will demolish sections of the old market were cloths/boutiques are sold and selling of such will be banned anywhere else. He should make sure that such shops are not too expensive for the traders. That is why it is important to use glass to create small cubicles that would be cheaper. Since people won't be paying to run their noisy generators or other challenges they experience when maintaining independent shops, the little added money on rent wouldn't be punishing and they will leave quality lives instead of the kind of suffering they pass through at the moment.
The state government has not shown enough commitment already. The traders union at Ariaria have no right to resist such and the government shouldn't tolerate it because they are doing so from the point of selfishness. Many of them own many shops they rent to others and so would naturally be against any change that would affect them. However, it is the duty of any responsible government to do what is right for the majority of people.
People are now looking down on Aba people after seeing the sort of environment they trade in. We as Igbos have always been pace setters in innovation in Nigeria but we are now seriously lagging behind.
|Re: Abia State Development Thread- PICTURES by sage(m): 7:55am On Jun 30, 2020|
I dont get the people promoting propaganda online for the Orji clan and Ikpeazu? What is the use of the lies they are promoting?
Just fix Aba and this crown jewel of a city will promote itself. You dont need a paid army of propagandists to promote the idea of say Abuja having good roads. Why do you need that for Aba if the roads were actually good? Stop paying these people to promote an alternate reality and just fix the damn place already
Fix all the roads, change the horrific markets to malls and unleash the massive potential of the city. There is no point in propaganda.
This market is very near to Enyimba stadium. When foreigners come to Aba to play Enyimba this is the horror show they are greeted with. Yet we want people to respect us. They view us as animals
|Re: Abia State Development Thread- PICTURES by sage(m): 8:04am On Jun 30, 2020|
Very few cities in West Africa has the potential Aba does. Aba should be a leading African city known on a first name basis around the continent. The place should be the pride of Igbo land. With so many Igbo people in the diaspora, this should be the Lagos and Abuja of the east. Where people come to all the time be they resident in Malaysia, South Africa, Germany, Canada or Brazil
The people who have power in Abia state are destroying the place and sinking its potential. Paying for propaganda will not fix it at all or change anything
|Re: Abia State Development Thread- PICTURES by SonOfEl(m): 8:13am On Jun 30, 2020|
Oga, you initially sounded like a concerned Igbo passionate about the development of Aba.
Now you are gradually eating your way in like a worm to destroy this thread.
Aba today is MUCH better than it was a years ago, it's transformation won't happen overnight. There are jobs to create, bills to pay, legal issues to contend with and so on.... all you care about is FAULT FINDING. If you are looking for fault, Aba has a lot of it, same as other cities in Nigeria. But don't come and dilute the enthusiasm we have about Aba's journey to recovery.
|Re: Abia State Development Thread- PICTURES by SonOfEl(m): 8:22am On Jun 30, 2020|
Thank you for at acknowledging greatness of Aba. However, Aba is improving and it won't transform overnight. The infrastructural neglect was too much before now, so let's acknowledge every inch of progress made
|Re: Abia State Development Thread- PICTURES by FACE(m): 11:30am On Jun 30, 2020|
The Aba people of nowadays are falling too much hand. These traders pay millions in various levies every month and still carry on paying with all the bad roads in the markets.
Let's take Ariaria for example; with more than 37000 shops and each shop paying a minimum of 5K per month to various agencies and touts, you are looking at more than 2.2 billion naira per year thrown into the bush, and we haven't even added all the money from the car parks. The Aba people of old would not take that rubbish. The old guards would have stopped paying and used the money to fix the internal market roads. Ariaria is like a town on it's own and the footprint of the main market is minus all the surrounding trading areas is about 1km x 700m in size. Maybe it's time to run Ariaria as it's own self funding municipality. Same goes for Ngwa Road, shopping centre and Cemetery markets
It's criminal to neglect Aba, but I praise the resilience of the people. There are 3-4 heavily subscribed industrial layouts in Aba and other industries which are sporadically spread within the city and people are still investing against all odds. An industrial belt was developing towards the PH road end of Ariaria but this was quickly killed by the poor state of that road. Aba - Owerri - PH road (Express to Express) is the main artery of Aba and yet the criminal governors hid under the cloak of federal road to neglect that road.
|Re: Abia State Development Thread- PICTURES by OVB123(m): 11:59am On Jun 30, 2020|
Stan2330:My dear leave them, let them continue to deceived theirselves. most of these photos posted here are not as beautiful as u think, seening it on ground, u will be dissapointed.
|Re: Abia State Development Thread- PICTURES by SonOfEl(m): 12:15pm On Jun 30, 2020|
Another loser ranting.....
Were the roads REALLY built yes or no? Now you are asking about how beautiful it looks.
If you see Lagos in pictures, you would think it's as clean as as London, same for other cities not just in Nigeria.
The ROADS are REAL. stop being sadistic.
|Re: Abia State Development Thread- PICTURES by OVB123(m): 1:31pm On Jun 30, 2020|
IGBOSON1:You like it, like that and yet you are lambasting other region for having red-roof buildings, can't you see how myopic u (people) are?
|Re: Abia State Development Thread- PICTURES by sage(m): 8:42pm On Jun 30, 2020|
I am an Igbo man extremely passionate about Igbo land developing.
There are millions of igbos around the world in the diaspora who would unleash capital inside a functional Aba and create massive wealth in it if the city were fixed.
If you build solid long lasting 25km of road every year in Aba every year for the past 5 years of Ikpeazu's govt, Aba's road network would be unrivaled in Nigeria. A city of entrepreneurs needs basic infrastructure like roads to flourish, not paid propagandists online.
Nobody needs to promote anything Ikpeazu has done. Just fix Aba and it will speak for itself
|Re: Abia State Development Thread- PICTURES by OVB123(m): 10:31pm On Jun 30, 2020|
SonOfEl:U know u are lieing. please, stop lieing.
|Re: Abia State Development Thread- PICTURES by eduj(m): 10:34pm On Jun 30, 2020|
sage:bro if you have the capacity to invest in Aba, do so.
Almost every year, a new company arrives the city. For a city left redundant since its creation, it would take years to recover it-something that has started.
I believe the next governor of the state would get all the glory because most times people who build the foundation aren't appreciated.
if you invest or don't, watch this space because great things are coming to these city in the years to come
|Re: Abia State Development Thread- PICTURES by eduj(m): 10:41pm On Jun 30, 2020|
FACE:you made valid points but no state government in the east would be able to fund a reconstruction of the enugu-ph road. Do you even know how long that road is?
aba road umuahia, the Nnpc depot road, aba-owerri -factory roads are all Federal roads in Abia that the state government is reconstructing. Even ph road aba (the bulk of bad pics of aba is from that axis) is another Federal road newmap is handling.
point is, be realistic in stating your views
|Re: Abia State Development Thread- PICTURES by XANDERBOY85: 12:47am On Jul 01, 2020|
The problems with Aba in particular and Abia in general started with the first useless governor that is now parading himself about as a 'committed and caring' Senator! Some of the state and federal politicians representing the south-east are crooks that used federal or local godfather might to steal the mandates they presently hold! Politics to them first and foremost is a means to feather their nests and prance about as 'Governor', 'Senator', etc! They do not have the capacity nor the passion to put the interests of their people first, be innovative and think outside the box!
Other states since 1999 have at one time or the other been unfortunate to have visionless and ineffective governments, but with Abia state it's been back-to-back! We have a Governor that has now spent more than 5 years in office, yet the major market of the major commercial/industrial city of the state is looking like that!? Contrast this with what Umahi has done in Ebonyi during the same period!
|Re: Abia State Development Thread- PICTURES by FACE(m): 3:56am On Jul 01, 2020|
The people in Abia and the economy of Aba are bearing the cost of the neglect of the so called Federal roads. By the same argument, the governor shouldn't be building a flyover at Osisioma since it's a federal Road.
Aba-Owerri-PH Road ( Express junction at Osisioma through town to Express junction at Bakassi/Ariaria) is about 17km long. On the express, Osisioma to Alaoji is about 15km.
Are you saying that Abia state isn't capable of reconstructing 32 km of road and passing the bill to FG? The funds from Ariaria alone can reconstruct those roads. OK, so what's the argument for the poor state of Ngwa road? Federal road too?
There is no escuse for the bad state of roads in Abia. Ebonyi state just claimed to have completed more than 1000 Km of concrete based roads and you are saying that Abia isn't capable of much more?
|Re: Abia State Development Thread- PICTURES by BeijinDossier: 6:30am On Jul 01, 2020|
Chef2000 aka ikpuchinonye1994, come here to show us what your shithole Abia state got to offer.
|Re: Abia State Development Thread- PICTURES by ABlAstate: 7:15am On Jul 01, 2020|
Liar. Do you know the definition of a federal road? Roads that link 2 states are can described as federal road.
Faulks road is a state road
Old ABA-Umuahia road is a state road because federal government has taken up the Ph--Aba-Enugu road to replace that one because it serves the same purpose.
95% of bad roads in Abia state are all state roads. Governments in Abia state since 1999 has failed the state but the citizens are not helping matters.
When Mbadinuju was messing up in 1999, Anambra people chased him away after 4yrs and has since relegated him to the background.
The same thing has happened in Imo state, but in Abia TA Orji finished 8yrs in office and was congratulated with senatorial posts, same with Orji kalu. When shall Abia people say enough is enough? If it is to carry IPOB on the head now they will do it perfectly well.
Okezie for instance was owing several months unpaid salaries, he has nothing to show for his 1st term but Abia people still voted him. You may say its was rigged, but I tell you this for free- you can't rig if you are not popular. But Okezie despite being a failure won.
We must begin think emulate other SE states for once. We are the worst state in the region. Even ebonyi has since overtaken Abia state.
|Re: Abia State Development Thread- PICTURES by eduj(m): 10:03am On Jul 01, 2020|
are you stupid or just blind? where did you see faulks road in my post? a road that has already been expanded and reconstructed by the way.
I also didn't mention old umuahia road. if truly you are Abian, you would know old umuahia road is very different from aba road umuahia.
don't just comment for its sake actually read before typing rubbish.aba-owerri road (aba),aba road umuahia , ph road aba depot road as I mentioned before are all Federal roads being done by the state government -go through this thread for pics of some of them
also am not holding brief for the orjis but I would keep on insisting that my state is getting better -every picture of roads you see on this thread where done by this present administration (apart from bank road unusual)
|Re: Abia State Development Thread- PICTURES by ABlAstate: 10:44am On Jul 01, 2020|
Shut up and stop spewing nonsense. In your previous posts you were busy blaming it on federal roads. How many federal roads are in Abia state apart from Ph-Enugu Express and Ikot Ekpene road that link AKWAIBOM.
My point is that 95% of the roads in Abia state are state roads and they are all bad.
|Re: Abia State Development Thread- PICTURES by ABlAstate: 10:45am On Jul 01, 2020|
|Re: Abia State Development Thread- PICTURES by Umueme: 11:54am On Jul 01, 2020|
B2mario superlighting There's now a new thread
|Re: Abia State Development Thread- PICTURES by Umueme: 11:55am On Jul 01, 2020|
Oga Faulks road na Fed. road, but ikpeazu is repairing it
|Re: Abia State Development Thread- PICTURES by SonOfEl(m): 2:53pm On Jul 01, 2020|
I don't know what "lieing" means.
I assume you mean "lying", which is quite ridiculous on your own part cos only a sadist will deny the infrastructural intervention going on in Aba
|Re: Abia State Development Thread- PICTURES by cjrane: 3:27pm On Jul 01, 2020|
Let us spare ourselves these nice-sounding words of dashed hopes. We know Nigeria is potentially the most powerful country on earth. We also know that it will NEVER happen. Infact, Nigeria is destined to break up.
Aba is potentially the most important city in Africa. Let us make it happen so that the word "potentially" will forever be removed from these sorts of hopeful statements.
|Re: Abia State Development Thread- PICTURES by OVB123(m): 4:13pm On Jul 01, 2020|
SonOfEl:Yes, thanks 4 the correction but i must tell u the truth, abia state especially aba is one of the worst place in nigeria. No infrastructures, no roads, no good health care. i don't want to continue to name d bad side of that place.
|Re: Abia State Development Thread- PICTURES by ABlAstate: 4:45pm On Jul 01, 2020|
What made faulks road a federal road? An internal road in Aba is what you clowns are calling federal road. This is the reason Aba is a shithole, because every blame is shifted elsewhere where Abia state government continues to loot everything
|Re: Abia State Development Thread- PICTURES by eduj(m): 6:01pm On Jul 01, 2020|
ABlAstate:I had to go back and reread my post to see where I claimed the Federal government is solely responsible for the bad state of roads in Abia. I failed to see such so I beg you to highlight that post or keep mum and actually read before commenting.
you're not from Abia if you don't know the Federal roads in the state-obviously your a troll with nothing better to do
please quote or highlight where I blamed the FG (and don't dodge these if truly you know what you are saying)
|Re: Abia State Development Thread- PICTURES by eduj(m): 6:18pm On Jul 01, 2020|
FACE:1000km of concrete roads in ebonyi? if this isnt sensentionalism on your part, that's a good one from ebonyi -their government is a class act-but I bet you even he can't totally reconstruct enugu -ph road.
Oga from aba to enugu is a distance of over 100km, from Aba to ph is a distance of over 40 km.
On an average, we are talking of reconstruction of a 100km road, dual carriageway of two or 3 lane per carriageway, with a bridge on the ph border, a flyover at Aloji section and earth reinforcing.
Don't believe me actually do some research, it's costing the federal government over 150 billion to construct the abia section of the road!!!!
Can Abia afford to reconstruct such road? with state funds hell no. Anambra and enugu couldn't reconstruct the anambra to enugu fed road, what Anambra government did was to do sections within their urban Areas -thats what Abia can do. Abia can't definitely do that whole road.
thankfully the fed are working on that road and are very close to aba -the Chinese firm handling the ph section are at work within the obigbo axis.
what some of you want is for us to join you in bemoaning Aba (that's the basis of all this denigration ) and before you go off I would point out that currently aba road umuahia, aba-owerri road aba, the nnpc depot road aba are all Federal roads being done with state funds. Newmap is also handling the ph road aba (another Federal road)
|Re: Abia State Development Thread- PICTURES by SonOfEl(m): 7:26pm On Jul 01, 2020|
ignore the sadist.
Continue your constructive follow up of ongoings in abia roads.
|Re: Abia State Development Thread- PICTURES by ABlAstate: 7:37pm On Jul 01, 2020|
I am from Abia state. Stop spewing nonsense.
|Re: Abia State Development Thread- PICTURES by bigwig071(m): 8:17pm On Jul 01, 2020|
Did guy wey dey post all dis nonsense wetin u smoke self? Hw much dem dey pay u self?
|Re: Abia State Development Thread- PICTURES by bigwig071(m): 8:22pm On Jul 01, 2020|
Dats he abia dey u lyl am? U no dey c other state? C even ebonyi oooo five fylover oooo BT one since last five years en start en own til nw ntin come out oooo no b say d flyover go bid ooo! Guy u don't like things wet beta
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