THE Management of Alaba International electronics market Lagos has said that it will collaborate with Anambra state government to fast track the development of the state.
The Executive Chairman of the market, Evangelist Paulinus Ugochukwu who disclosed this in an interview with newsmen yesterday at his country home Oraifite, Ekwusigo local government area of Anambra State, said the
market management is planning to bring part of the market to Anambra State as part of their contribution aimed at developing the state in addition to creating jobs for the teeming youths.
Describing Anambra as peace-loving and the most secured state in Nigeria, Evangelist Ugochukwu called on Ndigbo to see the development of their home state as an obligation.
He said that the management of the Alaba International market will continue to synergise with Standard Organisation of Nigeria, SON, in checkmating the influx of fake products in the area aimed at ensuring
quality of goods.
Evangelist Ugochukwu who was elected in October last year disclosed that as part of activities lined up to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the market slated for 1st February 2019 with a book titled “Forty Years Journey to Alaba International Market will be unveiled during the event.
He added that the event which will have all the Governors of the South East Geopolitical zone in attendance, will have Dr Stella Okoli of Emzor Pharmaceuticals as the mother of the day, while a onetime Minister of Information and Culture, Prof Walter Ofornagolo will deliver a keynote address on the theme, “The Role of Market Development and National Economy: A Case Study of Alaba International Market.”
Evangelist Ugochukwu drew the attention of the federal and Lagos state governments to the dilapidated road of the market which he said is the major challenge facing the market which according to him contributes over four billion US dollars to the Nigeria economy.