The Building Materials International Market Association(BMIM), Ogidi in Idemili North Local Government Area has empowered less privileged homes across Anambra state with cash and relief materials worth millions of naira.
The Association also called on the state government to come to its rescue by tarring the road inside the market that leads to the High Court of justice, Ogidi.
Speaking during the Official Opening ceremony of Building Materials International Market Extension, the President General, Chief Jude Nwankwo said that they were inspired to assist the disadvantaged and attract God’s blessing.
“God has blessed us and we intend putting smile on the faces of the less privileged. We shall make it a yearly affair to keep attracting and spreading God’s blessings”, he said.
Nwankwo eulogized Governor Willie Obiano for restoring peace in the market, donating Fire fighting trucks to the market and provision of more vehicles to security operatives to combat crime.
“We appreciate Akpokuodike for the 10 million naira project given to all the markets. Since your assumption as governor both markets and Ndi Anambra have been enjoying peace and progress.
Moreover, Nwankwo said that the market has been partnering with the state government to better the lot of Ndi Anambra and pleaded for the tarring BMIM-High Court road.
“We partner with government by the prompt payment of our IGR. We pray that governor comes to our rescue by tarring this road which BMIM opened and developed to ameliorate traffic jam at Site junction”, said Nwankwo.
Responding to the address, Governor Obiano ably represented by his deputy, Dr. Nkem Okeke thanked the traders for their endeavors calling on them to be employers of labour by building industries.
Meanwhile, PG New Auto Spare parts market, Nkpor, Chief Elisius Ume-Ozokwelu commended the Executive of BMIM for the market extension saying that the co-operation enjoyed in the market has yielded dividends.
“The market extension is laudable, now more traders can own shops. When the traders elect people they want with peace they will always actualize any good vision”, said Ume-Ozokwelu.
Chief Chukwudi Igwe a former BMIM executive thanked the present executive for all assistance given to complete the market extension.
Igwe also pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to rescind the border closure but rather beef up security at the borders saying that it affects their business negatively.
In her Vote of thanks,Evang. Chinyere Chukwuka from Glorious Mercy Orphanage, Obosi said that God will continue to bless the traders for remembering the needy.
Highlights of the event include: celebration of mass by Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Obimma, Distribution of cash and relief materials to several less privileged homes, schools and persons.
Pcs: Evang. Chinyere Chukwuka and Co from Glorious Mercy Orphanage, Obosi one of the beneficiaries of the BMIM empowerment.
Pics: BMIM PG, Chief Jude Nwankwo guiding Deputy Governor, Dr. Nkem Okeke and Commissioner for Commercer and Trade, Hon. Uchenna Okafor as they greets traders
Pics:(R-L) BMIM PG, Chief Jude Nwankwo, Director OCHA Brigade,Engr. Douglas Okafor , Permanent Sec Min Of Commerce & Trade, Mr. Daniel Okoli, Chairman Idemili North, Engr. Asha Nnabuife, Commissioner for Commercer and Trade, Hon. Uchenna Okafor, Anambra State Deputy Governor, Dr. Nkem Okeke, House of Rep Member for Orumba North and South, Hon Okwudili Ezenwnkwo, ASMATA PG, Chief Ikechukwu Ekwegbalu, APGA BOT Member, Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka and others during the BMIM Extension Commissioning.