Chief Nwankwo Commends ANSG, ASMATA Leaders, Qorban Group As He Ends 3 Week Free Medicare

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By Julie Sylvia, Onitsha

One of the Patrons, Anambra State Amalgamated Traders Association, Chief Jude Nwankwo has ended the 3 weeks free medical treatment to the traders in the state which commenced at Allied Workers Association Secretariat Complex Ekwulobia, Aguata Local Government Area and ended at Amalgamated Tyre Dealers Association, ATDA market Hall Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area.

Speaking while bringing the exercise to an end at the ATDA hall Nkpor, Chief Jude Nwankwo commended the state government, A$MATA PG and Qorban group for their efforts towards providing free medical treatment to traders across the state.

He stressed the need for all to be conscious of their health status adding that some people lost their lives due to lack of medical checkup.

Chief Nwankwo who is also the President General Building Material International Market Ogidi, said, ” The ASMATA free medical treatment has ended today after a three week checkup that started at Ekwulobia and I thank the ASMATA PG, Chief Humphrey Anuna, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Trade and Markets, Chief Evarist Uba and Governor Charles Soludo for their efforts towards a successful free ASMATA medical checkup.”

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“I advise traders to always come out and check their health status. Governor Soludo has done well in the health sector, pregnant women and those on caesarian operation are now treated free of charge.

“We now have good road network as all communities have benefitted and the youths are engaged in the one youth two skills initiative of the state government,employment of teachers and medical personnels, among so many other achievements,” he disclosed further.

Chief Humphrey Anuna, described the free medicare as a strategic move towards prioritizing the well-being of traders in the state, adding that by next year the exercise would not be limited to few markets for check up but be carried out in each market across the state.

The ASMATA PG disclosed that fund used for the exercise was part of the meagre percentage meant for ASMATA in her IGR realization adding that the aim was to assist traders in medical check up of their health status.

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He stated that recognizing the pivotal role traders play in the economic growth of Anambra State, the leadership acknowledged that the health and vitality of our traders are integral to the sustained prosperity of our trading.

He stressed the need for environmental neatness and commended the traders of ATDA led by Chief Chief Charles Ikeli, for their efforts in upgrading the market, describing it as neatest and most peaceful.

“They also ensure 100 per cent IGR generation and I commend the market leaders that include, Dr Okechukwu Collins Oraka, and the former coordinator of the prayer group, Mr. Augustine Ezeama and incumbent prayer coordinator, Pastor Stephen Ogbueke.

In his own speech, the chairman of the market, Chief Charles Ikeli, expressed satistaction with the conduct of the medical exercise adding that Governor Soludo, ASMATA PG, Chief Evarist Uba and others should be commended for their relentless efforts in making the exercise a success.

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He described Governor Soludo as an achiever who has changed the face of the state adding that his achievements will speak for him come the 2025 gubernatorial election.

Also a chieftain, Dr. Okechukwu Collins Araka, commended the ASMATA PG and Governor Soludo for his efforts to better the welfare of the traders adding that he is a good friend of the ASMATA PG.

The chairman of Old/New Motorcycle Spareparts, Nkpor, Chief Stephen Onungene, expressed satisfaction with the medical exercise and praised the ASMATA PG, Hon. Evarist Uba and Gov. Soludo for their efforts to better the welfare of traders.

According to him governor Soludo has been able to develop the state infrastructurally and as such would be voted for come the next election.

Pic shows Chief Nwankwo speaking during the end of the exercise

Pic shows when he was being checked

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