- Obiano Inaugurates Onitsha Urban Terminal for Use.
al, Upper Iweka, and cautioned drivers to halt from stacking out and about upper iweka and make utilization of the infrastructure.
Talking at the occassion, the representative of the governor and the Honourable Commissioner for Transport in the state, Hon. Uchenna Okafor, informed ndi Anambra that the administration of Gov. Obiano is generally praiseworthy.
He stated, “by what we are doing today, the dreams of the governor on Transport has been idealized here. We will likewise repeat what we have here at Tarzan Junction Nkpor, we will change the face of Onitsha-Owerri Road Motor Park, Idemili Park and others to standard Terminals like this one.”
The Urban Terminal has the agreement estimation of about N1b, entered by the state government with Del-Trazi Ltd., to develop and manage the Terminal with the perspective of infusing best standards and tidiness on our roads more especially Onitsha.
Hon. Okafor used the occasion to educate drivers that Anambra does not endure stacking out and about and encouraged them to make utilization of the Terminal. “Any vehicle seen stacking or offloading out and about will be seized, every one of the vehicles causing traffic jam around Obodoukwu Road will be impounded, in light of the fact that there is presently a terminal that can house them all.”
Mr Chuka Obiora, the Managing Director of Del-Trazi informed the visitors of the features of the Terminal which include; Entertainment and relaxation lounge, a model Hotel, State of the art Multi Lingual ICT centre to deal with both ndi Anambra and guests alike, CCTV cameras, Lavatories, Event Center and others.
Mr Obiora stated, for a begin, they have hired over a 100 people that will work in the Terminal and around 500 to take after soon.
He went further to appreciate the Governor, Chief Willie Obiano for his visions to Transform the Anambra Transport Sector, the Anambra State Investment Promotion and Protection Agency for making the supposed papers works possible and The Commissioner for Transport for his efforts in ensuring the eventual take off of the terminal And the Financial Institutions that funded the project. He appealed to the administration to construct more terminals for the state.
In their addresses, Hon. Eddy Ibusa, Chairman House of Assembly Committee on Transport and Hon. Charles Ezeani, Chairman, Public Account, Anambra State House of Assembly, appreciated Gov. Willie Obiano for permitting competitions which they say is sound for the economy of the state.
Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka (Ogilisi Igbo) while commending the Commissioner, Hon. Okafor for his endeavors in guaranteeing favourable conditions for achieving the grandiose visions of Gov. Willie Obiano in the Transport Sector, said “Governor Obiano is a God sent to our state”
In his vote of thanks, Chief Chukwudeme Michael Omeokachie, expressed gratitude toward the representative of the governor, saying that with this terminal set up, touting around Onitsha will be reduced to the barest least. He used the opportunity to urge the drivers to heed to the counsel of Hon. Okafor and make use of the cutting edge terminal.
Some highpoints of the event included inspection of the Radio room, two main gates, ICT Centre, others and match past by the Terminals security men, safety officials, workers and others.