Gov.David Umahi Of Ebonyi State Calls On Ambode To Release Their Indigenes Held For Hawking In Lagos

at 10:21 AM, 25 Aug 17 (3 months ago)
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Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has called on the Lagos State Government to release 180 Ebonyi indigenes held in Lagos for hawking.
Umahi made the call on Thursday in Abakaliki, when he received a delegation of Ebonyi indigenes residing in Onitsha, Anambra, who visited him over the plight of some indigenes of the town.
Umahi, represented by his deputy, Dr Kelechi Igwe, said the government was dismayed by the report from the Ebonyi Development Association in Lagos concerning incarcerated 180 indigenes.
“The 180 victims were accused of contravening a law of the Lagos State Government on street trading, but the intriguing aspect is that they had been incarcerated before the law was enacted.
“Most of them had spent over two years in incarceration before the law was enacted, but they were unfortunately charged under the same law.
“I will immediately consult and interact with my Lagos counterpart to ensure the immediate and unconditional release of the victims,”
he said.
The governor said the days of treating Ebonyi citizens as second-class citizens in the country were over, saying the government would extend its empowerment schemes to its indigenes residing across the country.
“The government would immediately procure over 130 tricycles to enable hawkers of Ebonyi origin in Onitsha and environs to quit the trade and be gainfully employed.
“We would accommodate over 20 indigenes in Onitsha in our empowerment scheme, which would offer them a grant of N250,000 each, to quit street trading and be gainfully employed.
The leader of the delegation and the governor’s Senior Technical Assistant, Onitsha Liaison Office, Mr Mathew Njoku, thanked the governor for the reception and pledged to contribute its quota to the state’s development.
gogoman at 10:38 AM, 25 Aug 17 (3 months ago)
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shame no catch u abi...... your mate dey do better u dey do yeye
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pricklong at 10:56 AM, 25 Aug 17 (3 months ago)
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KEEP UP YOUR GOOD WORK
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ruthie at 11:46 AM, 25 Aug 17 (3 months ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked THEY HAVE BROKEN THE LAW & SHOULD FACE THE CONSEQUENCES...ABI SENATOR NO SABI THE LAW AGAIN
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tegonwa at 04:27 PM, 25 Aug 17 (2 months ago)
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Good,because I Am Afraid Of Lagos.Ritualists Are All Over That Place.So Hopeless!Nawaa O!
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willyking at 06:07 PM, 27 Aug 17 (2 months ago)
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Quote from: ruthie on 11:46 AM, 25 Aug 17
Shocked Shocked Shocked THEY HAVE BROKEN THE LAW & SHOULD FACE THE CONSEQUENCES...ABI SENATOR NO SABI THE LAW AGAIN
u be fool...silent na him be the answer 4 people like u...
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willyking at 06:22 PM, 27 Aug 17 (2 months ago)
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Quote from: gogoman on 10:38 AM, 25 Aug 17
shame no catch u abi...... your mate dey do better u dey do yeye
yeye  Huh? 4 standing up innocent citizen who go about hawking to feed their family in a country where the government fail to  provide a job 4 is people, and stupid governor of lagos holding them behind bars 4 two years just 4 hawking trading to survive, now i know with the comment i am seeing
here on naijapal people head no correct 4 that country again..
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